Saturday, March 03, 2007

"In hieroglyphic writing "kheper" represents not only the sacred scarab but also all the metamorphoses or transformations of which it is the symbol, as well as the idea of becoming, in general. The word "kheper" thus means "to become" in all possible verbal forms, while Khepri is the entity embodied in the sun as it rises in the morning, when darkness becomes light." Lucy Lamy, Egyptian Mysteries


Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

something primeval and scary about beetles. those 'pincers/claws/jaws' look mean fuckers. imagine meeting one the size of a cow.
i found the image on massive attacks album 'mezzanin' to be be unavoidably terrifying. this is like that.

9:48 pm  
Blogger wolf said...

yeah, most people dont like those babes. i adore them, used to play wih them when i was a tiny thing, they are so delicate.
but that one's definitely one you shouldnt fuck with.
his name's "eupatorius gracilicornis".

10:52 pm  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

the long 'horn' is enough to scare most people. christ knows what another insect would make of this creature.
so what does mister eupatorius gracilicornis do then? why is it so fearsome?

11:40 pm  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

i also like the way you use the text to add a subtly different layer to the image. something a little darker even though it is presented in a very matter of fact way.
'it rises in the morning, when darkness becomes light'.
suggesting maybe that daylight (surely mans favourite time as there is less to fear)is just another form of disguised darkness.
certainly would appear to suggest thatdark and light are of the same thing.

11:51 pm  

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