This set of Demeter pocket prayer beads in harvest colors consists of twelve beads, representing the Greek dodecatheon of twelve gods; there are many more than twelve Greek gods, but most cities had their own group of twelve. Joining the string is a pendant, a symbol representing the goddess: the cornucopia. As goddess of the harvest, Demeter is frequently depicted carrying a cornucopia, a well-known symbol of abundance.
The amber, yellow and red colors of the leaf-shaped Czech pressed glass beads represent the changing seasons and the colors of the harvest.
It is made with 10mm leaf-shaped Czech pressed glass beads in amber, yellow and red, 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 supple and easy to handle. The string itself is approximately 12" (30.5cm) in circumference and is designed to be used in prayer and meditation, to decorate an altar or shrine, and/or to adorn a statue. The small size makes it easy to keep on hand in a drawer, a purse, or a pocket.
The beads come with a prayer to Demeter, written specifically to be used with this prayer bead design, and with a cotton muslin bag for storage.
You can, of course, use the beads with any prayers, or for any god or gods, that you choose or that resonate with you.