‘He Who is Coming into Being’

  • with the head of a scarab
  • A scarab beetle

Khepri was a of creation, the movement of the , and rebirth.
The scarab beetle lays its eggs in a ball of dung. Then, it rolls the ball along the ground until the young beetles are ready to hatch.

When the young beetles are ready, they crawl out of the ball.

Khepri scarab
Khepri scarab
The Egyptians believed that the beetles just appeared nowhere- as they believed that their creator god had appeared nowhere. Thus, they thought that the scarab beetle was special.

In certain creation stories, Khepri is connected with the god Atum. He is also connected with the sun god Ra who pushed the sun through the sky every day.

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