This adjustable mala bracelet is a modified version of our Aranyani mala and is part of our Earth Collection. This particular mala is comprised of Aromatic Sandalwood, with a Sandalwood sliding bead as an adjustable clasp. This bracelet has been hand-knotted with your choice of color Nylon thread for its strength and durability, especially important when working with natural stones, as their hard edges can sometimes rub against and weaken other threads such as cotton or silk. All of our malas are hand-knotted between each bead, which protects your beads should the bracelet ever break. It also helps alleviate potential damage caused by beads rubbing against each other.Read More
In Baltic religion, earth is sacralized. Thus, the goddess Zeme is named after the direct translation of the Latvian word for earth. Sometimes called Zemes Māte, translated as "earth mother," she holds a very central role in the religious system of the Baltic peoples. Inspired by her undoubtable femininity, Zeme's role is that of a mother, in direct connection with the promotion of fertility. Her purview extends to all things in nature that follows the path of birth, growth, and death. Therefore, even humanity is drawn into this all-encompassing cult, from the first breath to the last. Credited with both the giving and the taking of life, Zeme embodies the cyclical rhythm of nature, showing that what comes from the earth must eventually return to it.
This adjustable mala bracelet is part of our Earth Collection. It incorporates the same beads as its matching full-size 108 bead mala necklace (Link below). This particular bracelet is comprised of Genuine Baltic Amber, with Turquoise marker beads and a Tibetan Brass bead with Turquoise inlay as a sliding adjustable clasp.Read More
Sedna is the goddess of the sea and marine animals in Inuit mythology, also known as the Mother of the Sea or Mistress of the Sea. The story of Sedna, which is a creation myth, describes how she came to rule over Adlivun, the Inuit underworld. The legend of how Sedna became a sea goddess is told throughout the Arctic. The story varies from one region to the next. However, in all versions, a young woman becomes the mother of all sea creatures. After being promised into marriage by her father, she is married to a man who turns out to be part bird. However, upon discovering how unhappy she is with her new husband, Sedna's father attempts to rescue her, but they are attacked by a flock of birds, and their kayak is capsized. Sedna sank to the bottom of the ocean and there she became a powerful spirit. Now at home on the ocean floor, she becomes a mermaid, with the head and torso of a woman and the tail of a fish.
This adjustable mala bracelet is part of our Water Collection. It incorporates the same beads as its matching full-size 108 bead mala necklace (Link below). This particular mala is comprised of Matte Amazonite, with Aromatic Sandalwood and Turquoise marker beads and a handcrafted Tibetan brass and Turquoise sliding bead as an adjustable clasp.Read More
Pele is one of the most well known and revered in Hawaiian mythology. She is a goddess of fire, lightning, dance, wind and volcanoes. She is both a creator and destroyer. Pele throws molten fountains into the air and governs the great flows of lava. With her power over the volcanoes, she created the Hawaiian Islands, and to this day, she has been known to reveal herself throughout the beautiful islands she crafted herself.
This adjustable mala bracelet is part of our Fire Collection. It incorporates the same beads as its matching full-size 108 bead mala necklace (Link below). This particular bracelet is comprised of Lava Stones, with Fire Agate marker beads, and a handcrafted Tibetan silver and Carnelian sliding bead as an adjustable clasp.Read More
In Ancient Greek Mythology, Nyx was the goddess of the night, one of the primordial gods who emerged as the dawn of creation. Nyx was an ancient deity usually envisaged as the very substance of the night - a veil of dark mists drawn across the sky to obscure the light of her son Aether, the shining blue air of the heavens. Her appearances are sparse in surviving mythology, but reveal her as a figure of such exceptional power and beauty that she is feared by Zeus himself. Nyx is said to have mothered other such deities as Moros (doom), Thanatos (death), Hypnos (sleep), the Oneiroi (dreams), and Eris (strife). This mala tempers these dark sides of our own personality, and brings us back to the light.
This adjustable mala bracelet is part of our Air Collection. It incorporates the same beads as its matching full-size 108 bead mala necklace. This particular bracelet is comprised of Black Onyx, with Lapis Lazuli marker beads and a Labradorite sliding bead as an adjustable clasp.Read More
Mujaji is a rain Goddess of the Lovedu people in South Africa. She sent drought to Her people’s enemies but caused rain to fall on Her people. The Goddess Mujaji seldom appeared to human beings. She is said to reside in the Drakensberg Mountains. In times past, She was propitiated with sacrifices of cattle. She also ruled over purification and cleansed Her worshippers in preparation for ritual, and the people danced as an offering to Her. A rain doctor assists by seeking the cause of any droughts and performing rituals to remove obstacles that block rainmaking powers.
This adjustable mala bracelet is part of our Water Collection. It incorporates the same beads as its matching full-size 108 bead mala necklace (Link below). This particular bracelet is comprised of Grade A Labradorite, with Ornate Balinese Silver marker and sliding bead as an adjustable clasp.Read More
In Hinduism, Aranyani is a goddess of the forests and the animals that dwell within them. Aranyani has the distinction of having one of the most descriptive hymns in the Rigveda dedicated to her, in which she is described as being elusive, fond of quiet glades in the jungle, and fearless of remote places. In the hymn, the supplicant entreats her to explain how she wanders so far from the fringe of civilization without becoming afraid or lonely. She wears anklets with bells, and though seldom seen, she can be heard by the tinkling of her anklets. She is also described as a dancer. Her ability to feed both man and animals though she 'tills no lands' is what the supplicant finds most marvellous. Her worship has declined in modern-day Hinduism, and it is rare to find a temple dedicated to Aranyani.
This adjustable mala bracelet is part of our Water Collection. It incorporates the same beads as its matching full-size 108 bead mala necklace (Link below). This particular mala is comprised of Aromatic Sandalwood, with African Turquoise marker beads and an Azurite-Malachite sliding bead as an adjustable clasp.Read More
In Ancient Greece, Aether was the primordial god of light and the bright, blue ether of the heavens. His mists filled the space between the solid dome of the sky and the transparent mists of the earth-bound air. In the evening his mother Nyx drew her dark veil across the sky, obscuring the ether and bringing night. In the morn his sister and wife Hemera dispersed night's mist to reveal the shining blue ether of day. In the ancient cosmogonies night and day were regarded as elements separate from the sun. The word in Homeric Greek means "pure, fresh air" or "clear sky". In Greek mythology, it was thought to be the pure essence that the gods breathed, filling the space where they lived, analogous to the air breathed by mortals.
This adjustable mala bracelet is part of our Air Collection. This particular bracelet features Rainbow Moonstone, Sodalite, and Blue Aventurine beads, with a Clear Quartz Crystal sliding bead as an adjustable clasp.Read More
In Norse mythology, the name Ægir translates to "ocean." Ægir and his wife Ran are seen as the animating powers of the ocean and it's various qualities. Ægir is often portrayed as a gracious host to the gods, and personifies the more benevolent aspects of the sea, while Ran seems to correspond to its more sinister aspects, usually mentioned in the context of growing unfortunate seafarers and dragging them down to the depths of the sea. Together the couple has nine daughters, often interpreted as being spirits of the waves.
This adjustable mala bracelet is part of our Water Collection. This particular bracelet is comprised of Sea Sediment Jasper, with frosted white Sea Glass marker beads and a Sea Glass sliding bead as an adjustable clasp.Read More