This set of Hera pocket prayer beads in Czech pressed glass consists of twelve flower-shaped beads, to represent 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 representing the goddess: the peacock.The peacock was Hera's favorite bird; when her servant, the many-eyed Argus, was killed, she honored him by placing his eyes in the peacock's tail feathers.
It is made with 18mm blue and lavender flower-shaped beads in Czech pressed glass, 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 13.5" (34.3cm) 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 Hera, 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.