The Scarab Beetle- Nature’s Wisdom Oracle cards

by Mindy on April 20, 2011

in Animal Portraits, Bird Art, Butterfly Art, Insect Art, Oracle Cards

The next card I will share from my Nature's Wisdom Oracle Deck is the Scarab Beetle. My "bug" friend Adam Fleishman of Comet Moth Sight & Sound inquired about my deck of cards and wanted to know more about the scarab. So this is for you Adam! Checkout his website they have some fantastic insect photographs and great model photography.

                          scarab beetle                              

                                    front of card                                          



The scarab beetle belongs to the family called Scarabaeidae.The dung beetle is a type of scarab beetle that eats freshly laid fecal matter. With exact artistry, it uses its legs and mouth parts to sculpt dung into a huge circular ball. It then rolls the ball on the ground and deposits it into a burrow. It is amazing that it has the ability to roll a ball of dung that can weigh up to fifty times its body weight. The female lays her eggs in the ball and when the larvae hatch, they use it for food.


In Ancient Egypt the scarab beetle was worshipped under the name Khepri. The name means 'he who has come into being'. Egyptians believed that it represented their sun god, Ra. He was the Egyptian god who rolled the sun across the sky and buried it each night.   As a self created deity, Khepri became synonymous with their creator god, Atum. It became an important symbol of creation, resurrection and everlasting life.

Special message:

The scarab beetle shows you how to be creative, making something out of what at first appears unusable. It is the greatest of recyclers.


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Next post I will show you how I designed the card in Photoshop!

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Margrethe Brummermann August 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Those beetles are really something. Here is my adventure while watching those dung-ball-rollers.
I love your artwork and I was looking for information about your Costa Rica trip.

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