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about scarab

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in ancient egyptian religion, the daily, heavenly cycle of the sun is depicted in two parts.

first, with the god ra 𓇳 as the rising sun, rolling across the sky and transforming bodies and souls. second, with the god khepri depicted as a scarab beetle or as a scarab beetle-headed man. a scarab’s life purpose revolved around the daily rolling of dung into balls - for food, to lay eggs in, as food for their babies upon hatching. 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.


to the ancient egyptians, the scarab symbolized the cycles of rebirth and regeneration. 


not everyone views the dung beetle so highly, but we love that this humble insect represents such a powerful metaphor. design is a constant process of rebirth within each project and ourselves as designers, and hopefully, just like the scarab, the outcome of our work is a little nugget of life-sustaining wholeness.


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