The Scarab Beetle is one of
the most common symbols in ancient Egyptian amulets and art works. The
scarab has a famous habit of rolling balls of dung into small holes in
the ground, laying its eggs inside the balls so that the larvae can use
them for food. When the dung was consumed and the young beetles
came out the Egyptians considered it a "spontaneous creation" thus
worshipping this beetle as the god "Khepera", meaning "The one who came
forth" – the creator god Atum. In ancient Egypt they used amulets
depicting the beetle, placing them on the chest of mummies, close to
winged Scarab beetle ensures a safe passage to the world of the gods.
It brings good luck both in the present and in the after life. It
guarantees rebirth on a higher plane of consciousness.