Written by Amber
Some Beetles are sometimes seen as messengers about the weather! In Africa, women of the Baronga tribe throw beetles into a lake as part of a rain-making ceremony.
All over Europe the general belief is that the Beetle can attract storms, and is therefore thought unlucky this thought train is probably there due to the beetle’s tendency to devour the entire bean crop.
In Germany, the stag beetle was thought symbolic of thunder since it was often found on the oak tree, which is the tree most often struck during a storm.
Beetles are connected to Transformation, metamorphosis, resurrection, innocence of purpose and re-birth – the re-birth of the soul to a new spiritual ideal and renewed devotion. Often the Beetle power animal’s message to you is seen as a sign that you are on the right track in the pursuit of your goals.
The ancient Egyptians considered the beetle, or scarab, as representative of the sun and of eternal life. Consequently the Beetle can be found decoratively on rings, amulets, and talismans.
They believed also that if a death-watch beetle produced a clicking noise while calling their mates, this was an omen of a death within a family was to follow.
According to Scottish superstition if a Beetle enters a room where a family is sitting they will have misfortune if the Beetle is then killed the misfortune is thought to be even greater!
In Ireland, the devil’s coach-horse beetle is said to place a curse on you when it raises its tail.
During the nineteenth century, in East Anglia, whooping cough was said to be cured by suspending a beetle around a child’s neck!
The power totem spirit animal beetle teaches harmony during upcoming changes by encouraging you to utilizing your intuitive abilities.
The Rhinoceros Beetle is capable of lifting something 850 times their own weight. To put this into proportion, if a human had the strength of the rhinoceros beetle it would be able to lift a 65 ton object. And a dung beetle is not only the world’s strongest insect but also the strongest animal on the planet compared to body weight. They can pull 1,141 times their own body weight. Therefore Often the Beetle power animal’s message to you is seen as a sign of strength is this needed right now or are you holding on to too much power right now.
Another name for the dung beetle is the scarab – Scarabaeidae of the order Coleoptera. The most famous of these beetles, Scarabaeus sacer, is in Egypt. It is about an inch long and can live for more than two years.
The scarab beetle is worshipped by the Egyptians and considered highly spiritual and is associated with the heavens and the Sun God Ra.
It was an emblem of the Egyptian god Khepera, the god of creation, the Sun, and immortality. The image of the scarabaeus beetle was a common amulet buried with the dead as a source of new life for the heart in the next world. These sacred beetles were carved on all kinds of amulets and seals. Large images of them were worshiped in temples.
The scarab or dung beetle roll balls of dung along the ground and into holes, so the it can lay it’s larvae in the dung, this is then used to feed the larvae when it hatches. According to Egyptian doctrine, the dung beetle rolling his ball was believed to show of the Sun’s course and its’ daily self-renewal. Thus a symbolic scarab carrying a solar disc upon its back signified the Sun’s cycle throughout the sky.
The power totem spirit animal beetle can be a sign of renewal, of searching past lives and of vitality.
Written by Amber