|Author:||Pavlos (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|Date:||December 31, 2002 at 2:29:15 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: amethia by Yahalome|
The prevailing theory is that the stone Amethyst was named thus because is supposed to precent intoxication. In *A Margarite of America* (1596) Thomas Lodge wrote: "The amethist staieth drunkennesse".
My gut feeling is that Amethyst was name thus because it has the color of *good* wine! And *good* wine does not get you drunk, just pleasantly tipsy (hic!).
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