Themis Pocket Prayer Beads: Greek Goddess of Universal Law and Justice
This set of Themis 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, a symbol representing the goddess: the scale of justice. As goddess of the laws and order of the universe, Themis was often depicted in art carrying such a scale. She is the mother of the Seasons or Hours (Horai): Dike (Justice), Eirene (Peace), and Eunomia (Good Order).
(Note that both Themis and her daughter Dike, or Justice, were bearers of the scale and sword. The well-know image of "Blind Justice" is generally considered to depict Dike rather than Themis; Themis, also a goddess of prophecy and oracles, was in no way blind.)
It is made with 10mm metallic 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 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 Themis, 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.