Egyptian Scarab Beetle - Experience Ancient Egypt

The Egyptian Scarab Beetle God – Khepri. The Egyptian scarab beetle is associated with the god Khepri, which comes from the ancient Egyptian word for scarab kheper. Kheper means “he who came forth” possibly because of how the newborn beetles emerged from the sun-like dung. These new beetles represented the sun at dawn, as it was also the young sun that came forth after night.…

Scarab beetle insect Britannica

Scarab beetle, (family Scarabaeidae), any of approximately 30,000 species of beetles (insect order Coleoptera) that are compact and heavy-bodied insects with robustly oval outlines. They are distinguished from other beetles by their unusual antennae, each of which terminates in three flattened plates that fit together to form a club.…

Scarab Egyptian symbol Britannica

Scarab, Latin scarabaeus, in ancient Egyptian religion, important symbol in the form of the dung beetle (Scarabaeus sacer), which lays its eggs in dung balls fashioned through rolling. This beetle was associated with the divine manifestation of the early morning sun, Khepri , whose name was written with the scarab hieroglyph and who was believed to roll the disk of the morning sun over the eastern ……