This association evolved from the Egyptians' misunderstanding of the scarab's life cycle. An adult beetle lays its eggs inside a ball of dung, which is then buried underground...Through modern cinema and film, Western society has come to perceive the Egyptian scarab as a destructive and evil entity, but the ancient Egyptian understanding of the beetle was very different. The Egyptians saw the Egyptian scarab. As a symbol of renewal and rebirth.
The beetle was associated closely with the sun god because scarabs roll large balls of dung in which to lay their eggs, a behavior that the Egyptians thought resembled the progression of the sun through the sky from east to west. Its young were hatched from this ball, and this event was seen as an act of spontaneous self-creation, giving the beetle an even stronger association with the sun god's creative force.
The connection between the beetle and the sun was so close that the young sun god was thought to be reborn in the form of a winged scarab beetle every morning at sunrise. As this young sun god, known as Khepri, rose in the sky, he brought light and life to the land. + 13 cm Length x 9.5 cm Width x 4 cm Depth (5.2" x 3.8" x 1.6 Inches). +  grams in weight. + Intact in original condition, No repairs or restoration.All items are %100 guaranteed to be authentic antiques >>. Items are always described to the best of our ability, and we guarantee our descriptions to be as accurate as possible. We only sell Quality, Fine Arts, Antiquities & Very Unique items?
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