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The creator-god, according to early Heliopolitan cosmology; assimilated with Atum and Ra.
The Egyptian root kheper signifies several things, according to context, most notably the verb "to create" or "to transform", and also the word for "scarab beetle".
The scarab, or dung beetle, was considered symbolic of the sun since it rolled a ball of dung in which it laid its eggs around with it - this was considered symbolic of the sun god propelling the sphere of the sun through the sky.