Dagda Prayer Beads: Irish Celtic God of Abundance and Protection
This set of prayer beads for the Dagda consists of three groups of nine beads, representing the three realms of earth, sea and sky. Separating these sections are three hanging pendants, each a symbol representing the god:
Club - The Dagda carried a club with which he could kill nine opponents at once, or return the dead to life.
Cauldron - The Dagda's cauldron was always filled to the brim and could feed any number of people.
Harp - The Dagda played a beautiful oaken harp with which he could control the seasons.
It is made with 10mm very dark green fire-polished Czech glass beads with an iris finish, 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 the Dagda, 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.