You are about to purchase a lovely set of x4 pendants. These are metallic, painted with enamel paint.
All the “chains” are 60cm long. The black “chains” are actually soft-feel black plastic. The golden chains are metallic.
These costume jewelry pieces are very well made and the large scarab feels especially “chunky” in the hand.
Horus: Horus was born to the goddess Isis after she retrieved all the dismembered body parts of her murdered husband [and brother!] Osiris. Well, nearly of him, his penis was missing somewhere in the Nile after it had been swallowed by a catfish. Isis then used her magic powers to resurrect Osiris and fashion a new penis in order to conceive her son (who I am guessing is also her nephew). Basically a somewhat incestuous immaculate [virginal] conception. It’s a great story to tell next time you get invited over to your parents for dinner.
Kephri: Khepri was connected with the scarab beetle because the scarab rolls balls of dung across the ground. Yep, holy sh*t it was. It’s an act that the Egyptians saw as a symbol of the forces that move the sun (the god Ra) across the sky. Khepri (also known as KephRa) was thus a solar deity. Young dung beetles, having been laid as eggs within the dung ball, emerge from it fully formed. Therefore, Khepri also represented creation and rebirth, and he was specifically connected with the rising sun and the mythical creation of the world. Amaze your dinner guest as you then go into a Ted Talk about the relationship of this symbolism to that of Jesus, the resurrection and “Jesus as lion” in the book of revelations. It’s gripping stuff.
I’m here all week folks. Ask me anything.