Harmonia Pocket Prayer Beads: Greek Goddess of Concord and Harmony
This set of Harmonia pocket prayer beads 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: two joined hearts. Harmonia, daughter of Aphrodite and Ares, is a goddess of concord and harmony--social, political, familial, marital, and universal--and the connected hearts are thus an appropriate symbol for her. Harmonia is sometimes considered the opposing force to Eris (Discordia).
It is made with 10mm lavender 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 11" (28cm) 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 Harmonia, 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.