The old god Kheper ("to become") was the god of creation or more precisely - the rebirth when he embodied the solar disk of Re rising again every morning. Thus the scarab symbolized creation and family happiness and was seen on jeweller and often placed on mummies. The Egyptians saw this beetle roll balls of dung, which became the symbol of the sun disc and identified with Re and stood for renewal, and transformation. His name was taken into the kings' names and he could be depicted just as a scarab. He had no cult of his is known from the Old Kingdom, but scarab-amulettes appear from the oldest times.