Khepri’s Sting

Definition/Summary:

Mythology

  • Egyptian God of rebirth
  • Khepri, was largely subordinate to the Sun god Ra.
  • Often, Khepri¬† Atum, were seen as aspects of Ra
  • Khepri was the morning sun, Ra the midday sun, and Atum the evening.

Expanded info:

  • Scarab beetle thought to symbolize moving the sun across the sky because they roll dung with their back legs

    The dung was home to new beetle eggs waiting to be born

    It’s often confused with the Horned rhino beetle but not the same

    The Scarab beetle of Egypt has two side by side forward facing pincher like protrusions on its head but is unlike any other beetle because of its rear legs have ambiguous dexterity to which it uses to sculpt and dig.

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