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A chapel beetle fitted with a saddle.
This article covers the family of common insects. For the character from "The Weeping Blade", see Beetle (person).

Beetles are insects with hardened front wings that distinguish them from other vermin.1 They can vary wildly in size and form, from tiny bugs to towering giants.2

On Golarion

Perhaps the most famous beetle is Ulunat, a Spawn of Rovagug resembling a titanic scarab beetle whose carapace still stands in Sothis, capital of Osirion.3

There are many more common species of beetles known on Golarion, including:

In religion

Beetles are the sacred animals of Droskar,7 Arazni,8 Uruskreil,9 Tamede,10 and Khepri.11

Scarab beetles are also sacred totem animals of Shoanti tribes.12


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  2. Logan Bonner, et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary, 41. Paizo Inc., 2019
  3. Alex Greenshields, et al. “Land of the Pharaohs” in Osirion, Legacy of Pharaohs, 34. Paizo Inc., 2014
  4. Crystal Frasier. Delirium's Tangle, 5. Paizo Inc., 2010
  5. Richard Baker, et al. Thornkeep, 68. Goblinworks, Inc., Paizo Inc., 2012
  6. Tim Hitchcock & Alyssa Faden. Castle Everstand” in Castles of the Inner Sea, 12. Paizo Inc., 2013
  7. James L. Sutter. Droskar” in Fires of the Haunted City, 62. Paizo Inc., 2019
  8. Benjamin Bruck, et al. “Chapter 3: Characters” in Mythic Realms, 51. Paizo Inc., 2013
  9. F. Wesley Schneider. “Hierarchy of Hell” in Princes of Darkness, Book of the Damned Volume 1, 50. Paizo Inc., 2009
  10. Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 1: Fiendish Divinities” in Book of the Damned, 115. Paizo Inc., 2017
  11. Robert G. McCreary. “Gods of Ancient Osirion” in Empty Graves, 69. Paizo Inc., 2014
  12. F. Wesley Schneider, et al. Varisia, Birthplace of Legends, inside front cover. Paizo Inc., 2012