Posts tagged: Amethyst

Stoned

Even at my advancing age, it still amazes me, the things I didn’t know I didn’t know. For example, I was flicking through one of my son’s science mags and fell upon an article about semi-precious stones and discovered that amethysts are named from the Greek, “a” meaning not and “methuskein” meaning to intoxicate in the belief that if you drank wine from an amethyst goblet you wouldn’t get drunk. Read more ›››