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The scarab beetle is a type of coleoptera noted for rolling dung into spherical balls and pushing it; it is also known for its habit of laying its eggs in animal dung and the bodies of various kinds of dead animals, including other scarabs. Thus, the ancient Egyptians associated the animal with rebirth, renewal and resurrection.
See also Ra.
Alternative forms of the name: Khepera, Kheper, Chepri, Khepra
- Wikipedia (2005). Khepri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khepri). Retrieved March 2, 2005