Lemminkainen Pocket Prayer Beads: Finnish Hero God, Trickster God
This set of Lemminkainen pocket prayer beads consists of a loop of twelve beads; joining the string is another bead and a pendant, a symbol of the god's story: a bee. According to myth Lemminkainen died and was torn to pieces, and was reassembled and brought back to life by his mother--the final and most important ingredient in his resurrection was honey, carried by the bee.
It is made with 10mm bright red 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 Lemminkainen, 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.