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KHEPRI

Picture of KHEPRI from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Egyptian Renewal God

Also known as CHEPRI, KHEPER, KHEPERA, KEHPERI, KHEPRA

Scarab beetle god of renewal and rebirth

Do you believe the world is a great pile of poop? Then KHEPRI is the god for you. He’s the sacred Egyptian dung beetle.

Every morning, come rain or shine, he pushes his dungball up the hill to symbolize RA, the rising sun. In the evening he passes the ball to ATUM. We hope they wash their hands afterwards.

Because baby scarab beetles are hatched from dung, the Egyptians thought there must be something very potent in the stuff. So KHEPRI became the prestigious God of Rebirth, and not, as you might have thought, the god of nasty smelly things.

KHEPRI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : KHEPRI
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Renewal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : CHEPRI, KHEPER, KHEPERA, KEHPERI, KHEPRA
Popularity index : 12232
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Article last updated on 10 May 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "KHEPRI: God of Renewal from Egyptian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 May. 2013. Web. 21 August 2014.

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