Two forms of the Egyptian sun god Khepri, left as a scarab or dung beetle flying with the sun in its arms, andright a human body with a scarab head.
In religio-mythology, Khepri, from the Egyptian kheprer “to become”, aka Kheperi, Kheprer, and Chepera, is the Egyptian sun god personification, typically the morning sun, as compared to the noon sun or evening sun, of the dung beetle, which has the ability to “fly” (Ѻ), and the characteristic that it lays its eggs in dung mounds, which incubate in the heat for a number of days, out of which new dung beetles burst forth; a proto-model of heat working on earth and water seemingly producing “life”.

Khepri was thought to either roll the morning sun across the sky each day and to bury it each night, like it does when it rolls dung balls (Ѻ) across the ground, burying them in underground incubation holes; and or to carry the sun in its grip as it flies through the sky. Syncretism variants: Ra-Khepri and Atum-Khepri.

The following are related quotes:

“To say: O Atum-Khepri, when thou didst mount as a hill; and didst shine as bnw of the ben (or, benben) in the temple of the "phoenix" in Heliopolis; and didst spew out as Shu, and did spit out as Tefnut; (then) thou didst put thine arms about them, as the arm(s) of a ka, that thy ka might be in them. Atum, so put thine arms about N.; about this temple, about this pyramid, as the arm (s) of a ka; that the ka of N. may be in it, enduring for ever and ever. O Great Ennead who are in Heliopolis: Atum, Shu, Tefnut, Geb, Nut, Osiris, Isis, Set, Nephthys.”
— Anon (c.2500BC), Pyramid Text, Utterance 600 (Ѻ)(Ѻ)

See also
What is Being? (2016) – Hmolpedia Threads.

Further reading
● Mercante, Anthony S. (1978). Who’s Who in Egyptian Mythology (editor and reviser: Robert Bianchi) (§:Khepera, pgs. 83-84. Metro Books, 1995.

External links
Khepri – Wikipedia.

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