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Winged Scarab Earrings

Winged Scarab Earrings

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For the ancient Egyptians, the scarab rolled the sun across the sky. Stone-carved scarabs were used as magical amulets to aid their wearer with the power of eternal renewal of life. Flanked with falcon’s wings, heart scarabs were funerary talismans to protect In ancient Egyptian culture, the scarab beetle played a significant role in various aspects of life. According to mythology, the scarab was believed to roll the sun across the sky, symbolizing the journey of life. Scarab amulets, made of various materials such as stone, faience, or glass, were used as magical talismans to provide the wearer with the power of eternal renewal and protection from evil spirits.

Heart scarabs, a type of scarab amulet, were often placed inside the mummy wrappings of the deceased during funerary rites. The scarab was adorned with the wings of a falcon, a symbol of the sky god Horus, and inscribed with spells from the Book of the Dead. The heart scarab served as a protective talisman to ensure that the heart was not devoured by the god Ammit during the judgment of the soul in the afterlife. The heart was believed to be the seat of the soul and the source of intelligence and emotion, making it an essential organ to preserve for the afterlife.

Overall, the scarab beetle held great importance and significance in ancient Egyptian culture, representing various aspects of life, such as rebirth, renewal, and protection. heart for its new life.

 

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Each silver earring is 1 inch 18 GA .99 Silver with a .032 inch Sterling Silver wire, and each copper earring is 1 inch 18 GA Copper with a .032 inch Niobium wire. Since 1972, Quick Silver Mint has been creating authentic handmade medallions, available through their catalog and at festivals throughout the United States. Now, the designs are available here as earrings. Please check out the Learn More page or our Design Brochure to learn more.