The scarab beetle is one of the ancient Egyptian amulets. It was considered as the symbol of the sun god.
Egyptian scarab is the symbol of the Egyptian hieroglyph for "as is thy name". Egyptian scarabs symbolize strength, prosperity, and truth. They can be made in many different colors, including red, black, and white.
The Egyptians used to believe that the scarab symbol brings regeneration, rebirth, and whatever a deceased wished for. The Egyptians used stone-made scarabs as their ornaments and on their dresses to bring good fortunes for them. The Egyptians used to place a scarab beetle stone against the heart of mummified bodies. This was done to protect the body during its journey to the afterlife.
Scarab Egyptian Jewelry
The historical scarab is carved into body wearings or ornaments throughout the centuries. We take this scarab with a rich history to a new level by introducing different designs. You can wear it as a sign of well-being and good health. One can have a psychologically positive effect on the scarab symbol while wearing it.
A variety of Egyptian earrings and necklaces/pendants are among our collections with scarab work done.
Egyptian Scarab Earrings:
Gorgeous designs of Egyptian earrings brighten up your face and give you inner strength. We provide sleeper earring designs as well as long earrings. Different colors are available which makes it convenient for you to match it with the outfits. They are good for regular use as well as for parties or date nights. Egyptian scarab earrings are studded with pearls or rhinestones which make them sparkle and match with your party wear.
*Perfect to bring a casual style to your outfit and to enhance your inner strength.
*The earrings are made of a high-quality steel material that does not dull or rust easily. Also, it is easy to restore its shine by wiping it with a cloth.
*One earring measures 9 x 11 mm.
Gold and antique designs of pendants are in enormous demand these days. The antique designs are made of aesthetic colors, which gives you a look different than ordinary neck wearing. The luster of the gold or platinum and the sparkles of the studded stones make them best for special occasional use. The Egyptian pendant symbolizes beauty, courage, and abundance for those who wear it.
- It is very light and pleasant to wear with a weight of 14g and a length of 45 cm.
- The pendant is available in two colors, gold, and silver, to best dress your outfit.
- The base of the pendant, its diameter is as follows 0.78 x 1.18 x 0.78inch.
Gift this beautiful scarab jewelry to wish others good health and life!
The Symbolism and Power of the Scarab: A Fascinating Ancient Egyptian Symbol
Scarabs have been a fascinating symbol of ancient Egyptian civilization and Egyptian history for millennia.
They're also a common symbol in mythology, art, papyrus, decoration, and jewelry. In the ancient Egyptian language, the word for "scarab" is Kheper, which means "to come into being."
This makes sense because these beetles spend most of their lives as grubs in the ground before emerging as adults from beneath the sand with brilliant coloration and interesting designs on their backs.
Scarabs were often carved out of stone, pharaonic statues, and used as amulets to protect homes and sacred places like temples.
The Egyptians believed that these beetles might contain the soul or essence of a person who would then live eternally.
The Egyptian scarab in the ancient world was a symbol of the rebirth of both body and soul. Here are some ways that this insect continues to fascinate us today.
What is a scarab beetle?
Scarabs are found in deserts, woodlands, prairies, deserts, and tundra. They are also found in tropical forests and subtropical climates. several diseases are somewhat arboreal, but some species are terrestrial. They live in warm areas in any weather.
The average adult scarab beetle is 2.5-5 cm long. The males can be as much as 15 cm long. Their forewings are elongated and decorated with prominent and colorful markings.
The males use these to attract the females. They have eyespots and bright lights that make their tiny yellow heads the size of a pinhead seem larger than life.
The females are usually darker and less colorful than the males. They leave the mating process to the males.
The females are attracted to the scent of a male scarab beetle by the chemicals released by its male reproductive organs.
The females lay their eggs in special bumps on the male beetle. When the eggs hatch, the larvae chew their way out of the male scarab’s head. The larvae are mostly herbivorous and grow quickly.
Egyptian scarab meaning: Symbolism and Power
The book, Symbol: A Guide to the Psychology of Symbols, Theosophy, and the Occult, explains that the scarab beetle is “best known as the symbol of the Sun.
In early Egyptian culture, there were two sun gods: Horus and Ra, the hawk, and sun disk – a scarab, representing Ra’s hawk.” The ancient Egyptians used these insects to represent the sun, as well as the morning star. It was also a cult artifact for the priest during the ritual in the upper-Egypt like the lower-Egypt.
A scarab with its wings spread could represent the new day of life. It also signifies rebirth. To illustrate this, the author has put up a few images.
As you can see, the butterfly – which is related to the scarab – has feathers that keep it alive. The scarab has no feathers and dies after a couple of weeks, so it is symbolic of death and eternity.
Their design is a metonym for life, renewal, and rebirth. And the birth of their young marks the emergence of a new life, often indicating that the new life will live forever.
In this cultural context, the scarab became a symbol of a person who is free from sin, who has cleansed himself or herself of guilt, and who will live eternally in peace and harmony with the cosmos.
Interestingly, the scarab also symbolizes a person who can observe the ways of others and "say the right things at the right times" and make wise decisions.
This often helped a person avoid those who were negative, spiteful, or malicious, and hence supported or promoted the good and beautiful.
13 Interesting Facts About Scarabs
They can fly, and move very quickly, but they cannot jump.
- Scarab beetles do not fly like other insects, but they do float when they are positioned on their hind legs in their rolling or macro pelvic form.
- They are also designed to be very active in low temperatures and high winds, which is why they can survive in deserts and other areas where other insects would die.
- The beetles are arranged in rings on a raised surface called a "spider." This "spider" was designed to provide the beetles with a safe place to take shelter in.
- Scarab beetles are wingless insects of the family Scarabaeidae.
They are typically found in the tropics and sub-tropics, although they can also be found in more temperate climates.
They are common in North America, Europe, and Asia. Scarabs were seen as symbols of new life because of their ability to push dung into the ground
- There are over 60 species of scarabs, including varieties that have fully developed wings.
- The giant scarab is the largest of the scarab species. They are the second-largest beetles in the world.
- Scarabs can live up to 25 years in the ground.
- They mate, mate, and mate some more before finally emerging as adults.
- Many of the scarabs depicted on Egyptian sarcophagi were the first generation of beetles that hatched in that season. This was their way of marking themselves as the first generation of scarabs.
- Scarab mounds and scarabs are common in upper and lower Egypt.
- Scarab beetles can be found in their native habitats in several areas around the world, including Australia, Asia, and Africa.
The Significance of the Scarab Amulet
The most famous scarab is the Great Sphinx. The fact that the Great Sphinx wears a scarab on its head shows how much the Egyptians valued this insect.
And it makes sense because the Egyptian pyramids were said to have been built by the Egyptians to worship the scarab.
Several scarab amulets have been found in tombs (not only sarcophagus of rulers like Narmer, Khufu, Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Djoser, Amenhotep...etc). Some contain links to re-write ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, while others show gods or animals such as a winged lion, crocodile, cobra, or a beautiful falcon (Ancient gods and goddesses like Sekhmet, Bastet, Horus, Ra, Osiris, and Isis)
Some scarabs also contained ink of the god Anubis, who was thought to watch over the dead and guard tombs and special places like pyramids.
As another gift for the afterlife, some scarabs contained portions of the tongue of a mummy so that they could be chewed.
The image on the scarab comes from the search for life after death.
Scarab beetles are iconic symbols in the Middle East, with their beetles often depicted wearing shiny rubies
The beetles are commonly found around the pyramids of Egypt, where they are often called “the boys of the Great Pyramid.”
Pyramids in the Eastern Mediterranean are also reputed to house scarabs.
Around the world :
- In parts of Central and South America, you can still find scarabs using solar reflectance.
- In Australia, scarabs are extremely popular in folk art.
- In South Africa, the scarab is a potent symbol of freedom.
- In Ethiopia, the scarab is a sign of power and strength, it is used in the names of some notable families.
Why were scarabs used as amulets?
Many ancient Egyptians saw scarabs as protective amulets. Scarabs were carved as precious or sacred items and carried in gold and silver miniatures. They were also carved as a whole beetle and placed in pottery.
Scarabs are easily made, and ancient Egyptians used scarabs in a variety of ways. During funerary rituals, scarabs were given to the dead as a protective amulets. They were also carved on bracelets, ring sets, or necklaces for good luck, good fortune, or longevity.
Because scarabs were generally symbolic of longevity, they were often given as gifts, inscribed on amulets, or buried with deceased people in graves or mummified bodies.
The Role of the Scarab in Ancient Egyptian Religion
The scarab, as we understand it today, was used in several religious contexts in Ancient Egypt.
The scarab would grow and transform from a green egg to a red beetle to a mummified insect. A scarab is the central figure of the Egyptian iconography for the afterlife.
The art depicts a man with a scarab on his head, thus linking the scarab to the mummification of the soul into a scarab for the afterlife.
To the Ancient Egyptians, the scarab symbolized rebirth and life. They would also make them into jewelry to be worn and worn by the people they wanted to worship.
In Ancient Egypt, it was believed that the Khnum gra is the spirit of the land, and that is why the scarabs were made into necklaces and amulets
The Scarab in Ancient Egypt Time
There are several Egyptian sites where you can see artifacts and learn about the scarabs.
In ancient Egypt, the scarab beetle symbolized the power of renewal and change and was believed to assist in the rebirth of the human soul and body.
It is believed that the scarab was the first symbol of the Egyptians. From the days of the Pharaohs, the scarab beetle was a symbol of good luck.
People would travel for miles with a scarab beetle in their shoes as a protective amulet.
They have been used in Egypt for thousands of years. They were an economic asset for the pharaohs. The pharaohs required the fat from scarab beetles to cure several diseases, but also to make rubies for the king’s eyes, and also for the renovation of tombs.
The Egyptians also used them as invitations to the palace and for the construction of tombs
The Scarab in Modern Times
Scarabs (copulation-killing insects) appeared in very early Egyptian art and hieroglyphs dating back to 4000 BCE.
The red and black patterns of their wings can be seen on many of the mummies of the pharaohs.
A Strange Symbol in the Bible:
The scarab as an insect appears in several Bible stories. It appears as a major part of the story of Noah and the flood in Genesis 9-11. The scarab was considered a symbol of the Devil and Satan (Genesis 9:13).
A Symbol of Life In the History of Man:
Scientists believe that the scarab can be dated back as far as 4,000 BC. Because of its function as a symbol of rebirth, the symbol of the scarab can be traced back to 3000 BC.
Beetle Tattoos and Jewelry
Scarab tattoos are seen today in tribal tattooing in other parts of the world and these were a very common form of body art in ancient Egypt.
While it is not so common to see these tattoos today, scarabs are still often used in the creation of gemstones and amulets.
Ancient Greek and Roman Sculpture
Scarabs are still a popular subject of sculpture in the modern age. Ancient Greek and Roman sculptors liked to incorporate scarabs into their works because they represented new life, renewal, and hope.
We have a lot to learn from the ways these ancient cultures see scarabs.
How were scarabs made?
The Egyptians were skilled carvers of wood and bronze, and these skills were used to fashion scarabs.
The beetles were made from several diseases using wood, bronze, copper, and natural stone.
The scarabs were often worked in the shape of a spade.
These beetles were shaped using a variety of different techniques including :
- drilling a small hole in the side of the beetle with a needle,
- pressing a hollow piece of wood or ivory into the body of the beetle,
- wrapping it with wire
- fluttering it up into the air,
- sewing it back together.
Some scarabs had inscriptions on the backs which are still sometimes found today.
In a slightly unusual feature of the scarab, when the head is closed, it's often opened slightly so that the head can easily be removed.
The Scarab has been around for a long time, but it is only recently that we have begun to look at the insect in the Biblical account of the Tree of Life.
Many people still have a negative connotation with the Scarab, but its symbolic significance has begun to be recognized. Why? Read the Bible, and you will find a much different view of this insect.