The Scarab is a type of beetle.
It was venerated by the ancient Egyptians and was associated with the sun. It is noted for pushing balls of dung before it on the ground., and it was said that likewise was the sun pushed across the sky by a giant scarab beetle. Pieces of stone were carved into the likenesses of the beetle and used as charms. Since the scarab represented the sun, the charms were thought to ward off the undead. The obsidian scarab that Rosella was given by the three sister witches, therefore, was able to protect her from the mummy and zombies she encountered during her night of grave-robbing in Tamir.
- ↑ KQC2E, 507