Genuine Egyptian Scarab Talisman
Part of our Egyptian Jewelry Special:
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The Genuine Scarab beetle design is an accurate and luxurious representation of the ancient Egyptian belief in the afterlife and the eternity of the soul.
The Scarab Beetle is one of the most common symbols in ancient Egyptian amulets and artworks. The scarab beetle 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 image of the beetle itself rolling the ball was a perfect depiction for the ancient Egyptians of the movement of the sun and therefore of the cycle of life and creation.
The winged Scarab beetle ensures a safe passage to the world of the gods. It brings good luck and protection both in the present and in the afterlife. It guarantees rebirth on a higher plane of existence.
The Hieroglyph on the back of the pendant says “Amon Rah until infinity”-Amon was the god of creation in the Egyptian mythology. This phrase, taken from the Egyptian tradition, symbolizes the belief in the eternality of the soul.
The pendant contains a real genuine shell scarab with its magnificent colors. (don’t worry! we didn’t kill it – it lived its entire lifespan; I received it from a biology student who’ve made a research and kept beautiful shells).