Amethyst is a crystal of protection, selflessness, nobleness, spiritual consciousness, meditativeness, balance and inner peace. One very important feature of Amethyst is to serve as a stone of transfiguration and transformation, bringing harmony and peace wherever needed.
According to a Roman legend, Bacchus, the Roman God of wine, decided to throw the first person that crossed his path to the tigers from his suite. That unfortunate individual was the maiden Amethyst, who was headed to the temple service devoted to the Moon Goddess, Diana. When the tigers jumped at the poor girl, she uttered the name of the Goddess, and was instantly transformed into a white stone. This miracle brightened the mood of Bacchus, who, as a sign of his repentance, poured some wine over the stone, changing the color of the stone to a beautiful purple shade.