“I pushed the sun. I can push you, too.” —Inscription inside the helm
- 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.
- Scarab beetles are 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.