Odin (Woden) Prayer Beads: Norse God of War and Battle, Magic, Runes, Wisdom, Poetry, Death
This set of prayer beads for Odin consists of three groups of nine beads, recalling the three roots of the World Tree, Yggdrasil, and the nine worlds joined by that tree. Separating these sections are three hanging pendants, each a symbol representing the god:
Raven - Odin receives knowledge and information from his ravens, Huginn and Muninn.
Wolf - Odin is accompanied as well by his wolves, Geri and Freki.
Spear - Odin bears the great spear, Gungnir; he won his knowledge of the runes while hanging, speared, from the World Tree.
It is made with 10mm deep grey fire-polished Czech glass beads, separated by silver-toned metal spacer beads, and glass seed beads to provide a comfortable transition from one bead to the next and to make the piece lightweight, supple, and easy to handle. The string itself is approximately 28.5" (63.5cm) in circumference and can be slipped over the head and worn if desired (keep in mind that there is no clasp, so if you plan to wear it, make sure a 28.5" loop will fit over your head), although it is designed to be used in prayer and meditation, to decorate an altar or shrine, and/or to adorn a statue.
The beads come with a prayer to Odin, written specifically to be used with this prayer bead design (you can, of course, use the beads with any prayers, or for any god or gods, that you choose or that resonate with you) and with a cotton muslin bag for storage.