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

A picture showing the legend of KHEPRI taken from our Egyptian mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Egyptian Gods, Egyptian Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

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.

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Article last updated on 10 May 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT KHEPRI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : KHEPRI
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : CHEPRI, KHEPER, KHEPERA, KEHPERI, KHEPRA
Popularity index : 868

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