Medusa Pocket Prayer Beads: Greek Goddess, Spirit of Protection
This set of Medusa (Medousa) 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 depicting Medusa herself.
In ancient Greece and Rome, the face of Medusa was a well-known apotropaic symbol, a defense against evil, appearing in art on everything from pottery to mosaics.
It is made with 10mm deep violet fire-polished Czech glass beads, 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, although it may be carried loosely on the wrist if desired. 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 Medusa, 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.