The Scarab Beetle is one of the most common symbols in ancient Egyptian amulets and artworks. 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 the heart.
The winged Scarab beetle ensures a safe passage to the world of the gods. It brings good luck both in the present and in the afterlife. It guarantees rebirth on a higher plane of consciousness.