Ancient Symbols: The Meaning Behind the Egyptian Scarab


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!

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6 Responses to Ancient Symbols: The Meaning Behind the Egyptian Scarab

  1. Horace says:

    Thankyou, though a bit weak on information.

  2. I try to never step on insects unless they are in my home or bed or something!

    I think this winged scarab is beautiful! Gives me some good ideas for decorating and art. I love old symbols and old things, especially ones that are known for good luck. We can all use a little of that, even if its make-believe… 🙂

  3. Recently I read a book by Dan Brown “The Lost Symbol”. It was very interesting and I came to know many things about ancient mysteries. This article has thrown more light on ancient mysteries. Thanks for an interesting article!!

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