Wine, Food, Recipes, and Meals at Home in Park Slope, Brooklyn 

April 4, 2014


The Amethysts of Michel Guignier

You may have thought that Bacchus was a fun-loving easy-going fellow. In general, yes, but he may well have had a dark side.  Consider the following story.

Bacchus, in an amorous phase, was in pursuit of a lovely maiden named Amethyste.  Apparently, she would have nothing to do with him. Perhaps he reeked of alcohol? Amethyste prayed to the gods to remain chaste, and Diana answered her prayer, turning her into white stone.

This may not have been precisely what Amethyste had in mind. Perhaps Diana could have put on her thinking cap ...[More]


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