Nemetona Pocket Prayer Beads in Tree Agate: Gaulish Celtic Goddess of the Sacred Grove
This set of Nemetona pocket prayer beads in tree agate consists of a total of twelve beads. There are three sets of three beads on the loop, signifying the realms of earth, sea and sky, each set separated by a knotwork spacer bead. Joining the string is an additional bead and a raku-fired ceramic pendant, a symbol representing the goddess: the tree. Nemetona was a goddess of wild and holy spaces; the word "nemeton" means "sacred grove," and is still used today by some modern Druids to refer to a place of worship.
It is made with 10mm green and white tree agate gemstone 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 loop itself is approximately 11" (28cm) in circumference. It 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 Nemetona, 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.