The alluring gemstone has been the focus of many intriguing myths and legends throughout history. its name was derived from greek, meaning “not drunken.” according to ancient greek lore, the stone could ward off the intoxicating powers of bacchus, the roman god of wine and intoxication, and keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. the color purple was traditionally the color of royalty, and was used to adorn the richest and most powerful monarchs and rulers. the english revered the stone for its majestic properties. can you name it?