Egyptian Deity: The Scarab Beetle - Sun God Khepri

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The scarab beetle is an iconic Egyptian deity with fascinating origins. The scarab was thought to have been born from a pile of dung making it a symbol of self-creation. Egyptians would watch the scarab push the dung and noticed it resembled the sun moving across the sky. Ancient Egyptians believed the scarab beetle was a manifestation of the Sun God Khepri.
Green soapstone scarab beetle statue
Because the sun would reappear the following day the scarab was known to symbolize rebirth. Scarabs were worn by the living as a powerful amulet for protection. They were also buried with the dead to help them on their way to the afterlife.  Today we sell scarab beads and decorative statues made of hand-carved soapstone.

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