Beetles as Religious Symbols

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1994
Authors:Y. Cambefort
Journal:Cultural Entomology Digest
Volume:2
Pagination:15
Date Published:Feb
Abstract:

The scarab is generally associated with old Egypt which indeed made this beetle their most important religious symbol; however, scarabs and other beetles have been worshiped in various ways from Prehistory. This paper will show the Egyptians' use of the scarab beetles as neither accidental or unique and only the most obvious of many sacred beetle examples throughout history.

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