Kheper also
Kheper, meaning "to be- come" was the god of creation or more pricise- ly - rebirth, as he embo- died the solar disk of Re which rose every morn- ing repeatadly.
Thus the scarab symbo- lized creation and fam- ily happiness and was seen on jewellery and often put within the ban- dages of mummies. The Egyptian people saw this beetle roll balls of dung, which became the symbol of the sun disc he pushed over the sky as well as rolling it safely through the Egyptian underworld every night. His name was taken into the kings' names and he could be depicted just as a scarab. He had no personal cult (but was integrated in Re's) and wa known from the Old Kingdom and scarab-amulettes appear from the oldest times.      Main text   The first Gods