|Chepre in hieroglyphics|
That came into being (by itself)
Chepre (ancient Egyptian Cheper , also Kheperâ , Chepri , Khepri ) is an ancient Egyptian deity who symbolizes the sunrise and the morning sun.
His name means "the one who arose by himself", just as the Egyptians believed that the sun emerges from the earth every morning. The connection to the scarab is that it lays its eggs in a ball of dung and it seems that its young, like the primordial god himself, arise without an act of procreation. The beetle pushes the ball of dung in front of it like a ball, just as the scarab pushes the sun disk over the horizon in the morning.
- Hans Bonnet : Lexicon of the Egyptian religious history. 3rd, unchanged edition, Nikol, Hamburg 2000, ISBN 3-937872-08-6 , p. 134.