Sunday, February 01, 2015

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photo of my amethyst, i wear it on a silver chain or sometimes a thin cord.

February is here!!! month of lovers, my birthday, this year's Carnival here in T&T and, the amethyst. Lets ponder again today the amethyst.

The most popular myth about amethyst comes from ancient Greece. Dionysus was pursuing a mortal woman named Amethystas. Amethystas, well aware that she was being pursued by a god known for his virility, prayed to the goddess Artemis, a virgin goddess. Artemis, taking pity on the girl who wished to keep her chastity, turned her into stone. Dionysus, seeing that the girl of his affections was now a block of quartz crystal wept tears of wine over her, which turned the stone purple. In Medieval tradition it cured everything from insomnia to headaches and in later times was thought to bring peace to those who suffered distresses of the mind. In almost every culture, from ancient Grecians to modern day New Age beliefs, it is thought that those who wear amethyst are more amiable and gentle than they would be otherwise...read more here


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All my friends in blogger sphere, know how much i love February, as i am February born, i always acclaim February here at Lunch Break so here goes - Welcome February!!!

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52 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

how beautiful I have one that is in a crescent moon gorgeous way to celebrate my dear Gillena

9:22 AM  
Blogger totomai said...

advance happy birthday! hail the love month indeed! :-)

9:25 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Lorraine R

much love...

9:35 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you totomai

much love...

9:36 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

"Hail February" indeed. Beautiful amethyst, and interesting information as well.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Mary

much love...

9:41 AM  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

February feels like a moving on month - have a very happy birthday 😄

10:01 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

the season of love....
it is a beautiful thing, as long as you have love...without it...it is a painful journey.....

10:10 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I think the New Orleans celebrations will take us into March as well. Happy February!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

Thank you for the background on the amethyst! Happy birthday month! Poet Laura Shovan at Author Amok has a birthday this month, too. She is doing a Sound Poem Project during February. You may want to check it out.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Jae

much love...

11:13 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Brian

much love...

11:14 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Susan

much love...

11:15 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Diane, i will stop over

much love...

11:16 AM  
Blogger Mascha said...

Maybe I should take an amethyst against my insomnia?
Have a blessed new week

12:28 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

glad you dropped in Mascha

much love...

1:33 PM  
Blogger Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful amethyst! I love this gem!

2:39 PM  
Blogger Björn Rudberg said...

Wonderful myth and it sounds like a wonderful month in T&T .. here in Sweden it will be slightly more light so yes I look forward to see a little light.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Birthday wishes for you Gillena and I am happy that we are that much closer to spring...fascinating info about the gorgeous amethyst stone.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by
Leovi

Much love...

5:37 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped by Bjorn

Much love ...

5:38 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Donna

Much love...

5:39 PM  
Blogger Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Lent comes early this year! Enjoy the fun while you can--

6:13 PM  
Blogger the bystander said...

You know I'm always interested at knowing more about Greek & Roman mythologies so thank you for writing something about the tale of the gorgeous amethyst. And happy birthday in advance, Gillena! Smiles..

- ksm

6:25 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Audrey

Much love...

7:40 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks KSM

Much love...

7:41 PM  
Blogger Gabriella said...

February is my birthday too, Gillena. Hail February indeed!

8:29 PM  
Blogger Cheryl-Lynn Roberts said...

Happy February...I love the amethyst, a stone I wear thinking of my sister February born though I am March with such a pale aquamarine...the two together are stunning.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

How nice, happy you dropped by Gabriella

Much love ...

11:55 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Cheryl - Lynn

Much love...

11:56 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

I thought I had read most Greek legends but not this one. Thank you for the post and have a beautiful birthday.

2:32 AM  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love amethysts ... and haiga! (Smile.)

2:39 AM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Amethysts are one of my favorite stones too, very pretty !

3:26 AM  
Blogger bettyl-NZ said...

This is an awesome birthstone! Mine is boring diamond--no color or anything.

4:41 AM  
Anonymous Debi Swim said...

Happy Feb birthday. I love your amethyst. Purple thoughts at you :)

7:02 AM  
Blogger Forest Dream Weaver said...

Here in the north,February is full of optimism and heralds the approach of Spring - although we may have a while to wait! Thanks for the story of amethyst,and the link.
They are beautiful stones with more to them than meets the eye.

Happy February!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Robin

much love...

8:25 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Rosemary

much love...

8:25 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

yes very pretty; thanks for dropping in Gattina

much love...

8:26 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by Betty

much love...

8:27 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Deb

much love...

8:28 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation FDW

much love...

8:29 AM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Have a wonderful birthday month! I have some amythyst of my own....a beautiful stone.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Gillena, could you be more amiable and gentle than you are?

1:48 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sherry

much love...

1:58 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Bill

much love...

1:59 PM  
Blogger Kristjaan Panneman said...

A different approach of this Time Glass episode. I like it by the way. Nice gem your Amethyst ... have a great week.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Kristjaan

much love...

6:03 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

BEautiful amethyst Gillena… enjoy this special birthday month! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

10:04 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by Laura

much love...

10:59 AM  
Blogger G L Meisner said...

Simple and too the point. Well written.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks GL

much love...

7:45 AM  

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