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A football-sized scarab that is the sacred form of Khepri, the Egyptian deity of rebirth and creative form of the sun god Ra. It is a key for unlocking human potential and is an aid to higher consciousness. It's origin is a mystery but rumors have it manifested on its own or it could be Ra itself. But Khepri remained nothing but a Egyptian mythology symbol.
It was not until a wizard unlocked the door to the Subtle Realm and started scavenging artifacts inside the labyrinth. He discovered Khepri and called it the Scarabaeus. It bonded in October 1941 with the wizards son Louis Sendak turning him into a insect like man with super powers dubbed the Scarab, who fought off sorcerous threats during World War II sometimes alongside Dr. Fate. When the Scarab retired the Scarabaeus was stored away only to be used again after Louis was stepped. Scarabaeus becons to him to be placed on his chest. Saving his owner and becoming the scarab yet again. With the aid of Phantom Stranger Louis learned to tap into his powers and underwent a phoenix-like transformation: he returned to a physical age of 20, and all injuries current and former are healed.
Louis later tried to warn the JSA about the three possible heirs of Dr. Fate and how to find them, but the Scarabaeus was later ripped from his chest by Mordru turning him back into an octogenarian who fainted from the shock.
Mordru soon after defeated the JSA leaving only Stargirl standing. Kent Nelson contacted her and told her that she must place Louis Sendak's scarab, the Scarabaeus and symbol of Khepri, the Egyptian god of rebirth on the Fate-Child. She managed to sneak up on the arrogant Mordru and made the connection bringing back Dr. Fate.
Nothing has been heard of the Scarabaeus since.
- Appearances of Khepri (New Earth)
- Item Gallery: Khepri (New Earth)
- Images featuring Khepri (New Earth)