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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52 comments:

Lorraine Renaud said...

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

totomai said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Lorraine R

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you totomai

much love...

Mary said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Mary

much love...

Jae Rose said...

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

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.....

Susan said...

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

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.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Jae

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Brian

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Susan

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Diane, i will stop over

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Mascha said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

glad you dropped in Mascha

much love...

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful amethyst! I love this gem!

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.

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.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by
Leovi

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped by Bjorn

Much love ...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Donna

Much love...

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

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

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Audrey

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks KSM

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Gabriella said...

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

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.

Gillena Cox said...

How nice, happy you dropped by Gabriella

Much love ...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Cheryl - Lynn

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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.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

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

Gattina said...

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

bettyl-NZ said...

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

Debi Swim said...

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

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!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Robin

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Rosemary

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

yes very pretty; thanks for dropping in Gattina

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by Betty

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Deb

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation FDW

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Sherry Blue Sky said...

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

Bill said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sherry

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Bill

much love...

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.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Kristjaan

much love...

Laura said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by Laura

much love...

G L Meisner said...

Simple and too the point. Well written.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks GL

much love...