In Ancient Egypt, the scarab was revered to be sacred and was a symbol of the sun and of life itself. It was believed to be a self-generated creature that forever symbolized change, manifestation, self-development, growth, and immortality.
The Ancient Egyptians believed the scarab was a magical creature imbued with particular protective powers that warded off evil and provided good fortune for the owner. The winged scarab was even more particular in providing protective powers for one’s safe journey.
There are many stories and extensions to scarabs and their special qualities throughout ancient history. To date, thousands upon thousands of relics bearing the symbol have been found in Egypt alone. Most often, they have been engraved with a beneficial inscription, which enhances their auspicious power. This symbol has been adopted by many different cultures, countries, and religions including Buddhism, Taoism, Old Europe, India, Iran, and the Roman Empire to name a few.