This set of Kronos (Cronus) 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 god: the sickle. Kronos is often depicted in art carrying the sickle, the tool with which he unmanned his own father Ouranos and gained rulership.
Kronos was the Titan god of time and the father of Zeus and his siblings. He, alone among the old gods, had a festival dedicated to him in ancient Athens, the Kronia.
It is made with 10mm deep metallic blue fire-polished glass beads with an aurora finish, separated by gold-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 Kronos, 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.