Persephone Pocket Prayer Beads in Red: Greek Goddess of Spring, Death and the Afterlife
This set of pocket 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. Joining the string is a pendant, a symbol representing the goddess: the pomegranate. The pomegranate is perhaps Persephone's most important symbol in that it represents her agreement that--having eaten of its seeds--she would spend a part of each year with Hades her husband, and a part on the surface with her mother.
It is made with 10mm dark red 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 10.5" (26.7cm) 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 Persephone, 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.