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RWCouck
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:58 am    Post subject: Scarab Reply with quote

Just wondering if anyone knows what the meaning and symbolism behind the winged scarab? I think it is a beautiful design, but i just cant find out what it means. HELP!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, I can tell you what the scarab means, but I a, only guessing about the wings. The scarab is like a dung beetle. The Egyptians saw the scarab roll the dung, it reminded them of how the sun god, Amun Ra rolled the sun everyday. So, logically, the scarab is a symbol of Amun. Now, I don't know for sure, but I'll guess that since Isis/Aset/Eset is one of the few gods/goddesses to have wings, that the winged scarab must have to do with Isis/Aset/Eset too? Confused I'm making guesses here. But, I read about the scarab thing in a book. I'm not sure if it's reliable.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ra has wings, and so a winged scarab must be Khepera.
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