Ancient Egyptian Mythology

The Gods of Ancient Egypt...

KHEPRI

Egyptian Renewal God

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

Picture of the Egyptian Renewal God Khepri from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: CHEPRI, KHEPER, KHEPERA, KEHPERI, KHEPRA

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Renewal
Area of expertise: Renewal

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 243

Cite this article

Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.

Article last revised on August 22, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Permissions page