Zeus Prayer Bead Bracelet in Lapis Lazuli: Greek God of Sky, Storm, Lightning, Justice
This Zeus prayer bead bracelet in lapis lazuli 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. At the end of the string is a pendant, a symbol representing the god: the lightning. Zeus' weapon was the lightning bolt, which he hurled at those who deserved punishment. He created storms by shaking his aegis.
This piece is a smaller, more easily wearable version of my pocket prayer beads and comes with the same prayer.
The bracelet is made from 6mm lapis lazuli 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. It is approximately 7.5 inches (19.3cm) long with a 2-inch (5cm) chain to adjust for size and fit; it adjusts from 8.5-9.5 inches (19.3-24.4cm) in length and fits most wrists from 6.5-8.5 inches (16.8-23.9cm). It is designed to be worn and used in prayer or meditation, but may also be used to decorate an altar or shrine, or to adorn a statue.
The beads come with a prayer to Zeus, 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.