Artwork Explained: Khepri

Artwork Explained: Khepri

This week we dropped the captivating Ancient Egyptian Mythology inspired Khepri apparel range. This artwork has been created exclusively for Lunafide by Karol Michalec.

Karol is a diverse artist who has a wild imagination and an extremely steady hand. He breathed life into every element of this design with his precise technique, and his uncanny ability to bring a simple concept to life.

The awe inspiring detail and symmetry ignites one's imagination and transports you to Ancient Egypt where many creatures great and small were respected and considered special and sacred.Scarab beetles were important symbols in ancient Egyptian culture and mythology. They were very prominently featured in hieroglyphs, seals, and carvings.

Depictions of insects were used as talismans for protection, and even placed in burial tombs. To the ancient Egyptians, these tiny creatures were powerful symbols of resurrection and eternal life. The most represented and respected of these creatures being the Scarab beetle.

The scarab is an interesting insect that rolls a ball of manure into a perfect sphere in the direction of east to west, the solar route. The ancient Egyptians associated the ball of dung with the sun.

In Fact the scarab was personified by Khepri who was a sun god. Khepri is depicted having the head of a scarab, and also symbolizes the morning and a new day.

Khepri was also associated with the sun god Ra, and the creator god Atum. Ancient Egyptians believed the scarab would ward off evil and protect the owner. Scarab talismans were placed in burial chambers as a symbol of eternal life, they were also a symbol of good luck and prosperity. 

We hope you love this artwork just as much as we do! Let this design be a reminder to continue to respect these small but profound creatures. They may be small but each one plays such a unique and vital role in the cycle of life.

- Lunafide Team 🖤

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