Being an avid history buff, I have often seen the image of the scarab in my plunge into Egyptian lore. Unbeknown to me, scarabs are a very powerful symbol for a multitude of positive superstitions.
Now I’m no expert, but my research has found a few beneficial reasons as to why Egyptians use them in their murals and jewelry. First and foremost scarabs are a potent symbol for good luck.
Another more explanatory reason is the actual physical characteristics of the beetle. The spherical proportions of the beetle’s wings, and their glittering reflection lends to the perception of the scarab as a symbol of the rising sun. Accordingly, this very powerful connection also insinuates the scarab to be a protector of evil, symbol of rebirth, regeneration, and transformation.
So next time think twice before you go to crunch that Japanese beetle under your shoe!