Egyptian Renewal God
Also known as Chepri, Kehperi, Kheper, Khepera, 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Chepri, Kehperi, Kheper, Khepera, Khepra
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Renewal
Area of expertise: Renewal
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 4718
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Article last revised on August 22, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.