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In ancient Egyptian mythology, Khepri (also spelled Khepera, Kheper, Chepri, or Khepra) is a god connected with the scarab beetle (kheprer), 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, thus making Khepri a solar deity. He was aboard the Solar Barge.

There was no cult devoted to Khepri, and he was largely subordinate to the greater sun god Ra. Often, Khepri and another solar deity, Atum, were seen as aspects of Ra: Khepri was the morning sun, Ra was the midday sun, and Atum was the sun in the evening.


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