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scarab

1. any scarabaeid beetle, esp Scarabaeus sacer (sacred scarab), regarded by the ancient Egyptians as divine
2. the scarab as represented on amulets, etc., of ancient Egypt, or in hieroglyphics as a symbol of the solar deity

Scarab

 

a representation of a scarabaeus (a type of beetle) carved from stone. In ancient Egypt scarabs served as talismans, amulets, and ornaments.

scarab

dung-beetle; said to carry secret of eternal life. [Egyptian Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 967]

scarab

symbol for Ra, sun-god; reborn each day. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 180]
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The event was devised by Newcastle-based Event International with contributions from UK performance companies such as Fantastic Fireworks, Scarabeus Theatre Company and Walk The Plank.
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