Popular myths of birthstones
There are a lot of myths about birthstones and some of them are really amazing. Some legends can make you a fan of that stone. Myths or legends actually help a lot to know about anything’s history and value. It’s because they are made by the real ancient people based on real circumstances. In this article we will know about some popular myths of birthstone to have a better idea.
From gemstone to birthstone
It is thought that the Assyrians may be the first who attached gemstones with birthstones and provided the meanings in early 1400 B.C. during that time people were supposed to put on separate gem for separate moth. They believed that each gem will bring good luck on each month.
Birthstone myth in bible
In the old and new both testimony of the Bible, gemstones were given significant importance. Especially in Exodus, the Jewish high priest wore a breastplate which contained 12 stones. On the shield, three stones were placed in each four rows to symbolize the 12 tribes of Israel. In Revelation, the last part of the Bible, St. John revealed the truth. He stated that the New Jerusalem has 12 beautiful gemstones laid in its foundation.
Bacchus and the maiden Amethyste story
Bacchus is a Greek party god. Once this party god saw a pretty maiden and got attracted to her wild beauty. He gave her so many proposals but the maiden refused all of them. Her name was Amethyste and she prayed to the goddess Diana passionately for safety. Goddess Diana turned the maiden into a statue of white icy quartz. Bacchus was sad after losing such a lovely lady. He sadly emptied his glass of wine on the statue in honor, which gave the crystal purple color. From that day, amethyst was believed to deflect intoxication.
Tear of Goddess
An ancient Greek myth says that the goddess of love Aphrodite’s tears of joy got hardened and became pearls. That is why Pearl means the gem of the sea because Aphrodite was born from the sea.
Those are the popular myths about birthstones above. They are history and evidence of birthstone’s journey.