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The Greek word "amethystos" may be translated as "not drunken", from Greek a-, "not" + methustos, "intoxicated". Amethyst was considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness,which is why wine goblets were often carved from it. In his poem "L'Amethyste, ou les Amours de Bacchus et d'Amethyste"
(Amethyst or the loves of Bacchus and Amethyste), the French poet invented a myth in which the god of intoxication, of wine, and grapes was pursuing a maiden
named Amethyste, who refused his affections. Amethyste prayed to the
gods to remain chaste, a prayer which the chaste goddess answered, transforming her into a white stone. Humbled by Amethyste's
desire to remain chaste, Bacchus poured wine over the stone as an
offering, dyeing the crystals purple.