Legend has it that the history of rose quartz is steeped in the passionate love, lust and rejection between Aphrodite and Adonis. The creation of rose quartz came about when a jealous and enraged God of War, Ares, attacked Adonis disguised as a wild boar. Aphrodite rushed to save him when she became caught on a briar bush. Their mingled blood stained the white quartz to pink. Because of this myth, rose quartz had become a symbol of reconciliation in love.