Egyptian Scarab Beetle Amulet Pewter Pendant

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For the Egyptians the scarab beetle was the most important amulet that they had. It was probably as important to the Egyptians as the cross is to Christians. The scarab is a dung-eating beetle - often rolling up pieces into balls and burying it in sand - cleaning up the environment. he ancient Egyptians thought of the sacred scarab as a holy animal because it was used as a symbol of the sun due to its circular shape and bright golden colours. They believed that the scarab was one of the forms under which their sun-god appeared.

When the beetles rolled the ball of dung along the ground, the ancient Egyptians thought it was like the sun crossing over the earth during each day or alternatively it was thought to represent the rotation of the earth, rotated by a celestial scarab. The dung beetles symbolized immortality as the Egyptians saw the beetles disappear in the earth, and later to come back out as if resurrected, or reborn.

Created from the finest high-quality Nickel-compliant pewter. It comes ready to wear on an adjustable cord (approx 14" to 30" long). The pendant is 43mm high (including loop) and 27mm wide.