This set of pocket prayer beads for the Fates (Moirai, Moirae) 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. The fates were three in number, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. Joining the string is a triple pendant with symbols for each of the three: a spinning wheel for Clotho, who spins the thread of our lives; a measuring tape for Lachesis, who measures the thread; and a knife for Atropos, who, in the end, cuts the thread.
It is made with 10mm blue 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 the Fates, 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.