Scarab ~ Monochrome Monday + WPC ~ Beneath Your Feet ~

Not sure what variety, but I’m pretty sure this beetle is of the scarab family (Scarabaeidae). It greeted me on a landing in a stairway to the condo I stayed at in Longbeach, WA.

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Beneath Your Feet“>

“In ancient Egyptian religion, the sun god Ra is seen to roll across the sky each day, transforming bodies and souls. Beetles of the Scarabaeidea family (dung beetle) roll dung into a ball as food and as a brood chamber in which to lay eggs that are later transformed into larvae. For these reasons the scarab was seen as a symbol of this heavenly cycle and of the idea of rebirth or regeneration. The Egyptian god Khepri, Ra as the rising sun, was often depicted as a scarab beetle or as a scarab beetle-headed man. The ancient Egyptians believed that Khepri renewed the sun every day before rolling it above the horizon, then carried it through the other world after sunset, only to renew it, again, the next day.” wikipedia

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