Pocket Prayer Beads with Caduceus for the Greek God of Communication, Commerce, Competition, Diplomacy, Rhetoric, Travel
This set of pocket prayer beads consists of twelve beads, to represent the Greek dodecathon 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 god: a caduceus. The caduceus--the herald's staff carried by the god--is often confused with the Rod of Asklepios, god of healers, which is a staff wound round with a single serpent. The caduceus, by contrast, is wound round with two snakes and topped with a set of wings. While the caduceus is frequently used as a symbol of the medical field due to this confusion, it is still an appropriate symbol for the god as well.
It is made with 10mm shining black 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" (27.94 cm) 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 god, 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.