This set of Kairos (Caerus) prayer beads consists of twelve 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. Kairos is the god of opportunity; in ancient Greece he was depicted with a long, hanging forelock of hair, signifying that opportunity must be grasped as he approaches, because once he has passed by, there is no catching him. Joining the string is a pendant, another symbol of the god of opportunity: the door. It is a modern saying that "opportunity only knocks once," and the door represents the ability to answer when he does.
The door charm can be opened and closed with a magnetic closure; if you wish, you can place a small slip of paper behind it, with an appropriate prayer, wish or intention.
It is made with 10mm silver-toned 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 Kairos, 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.