/** * for google verification for youtube. */ “Scarab – The Old Gods” 6″x6″ mixed media – J.Anichowski.com

“Scarab – The Old Gods” 6″x6″ mixed media

Painting number 2 for the 7th annual Art-A-Thon at ArtHatch/Distinction Gallery. Painting number 2 for the year 2018!

~~Khepri, Egyptian meaning “develop”, “come into being”, or “create”, was the god connected with the scarab beetle (ḫprr in Egyptian), because the scarab rolls balls of dung across the ground, an act that the Egyptians saw as a symbol of the forces that move the sun across the sky. Khepri was thus a solar deity. Young dung beetles, having been laid as eggs within the dung ball, emerge from it fully formed. Therefore, Khepri also represented creation and rebirth, and he was specifically connected with the rising sun and the mythical creation of the world.~~