|Environment|| Warm deserts|
|Images of scarab beetles|
Source: Inner Sea Bestiary, pg(s). 5
|Images of scarab swarms|
Source: The Half-Dead City, pg(s). 89
The blue, heifer-sized giant scarab beetle is native to the desert lands of Osirion, where it can be found among the country's many tombs and necropolises. Because of this, it is often associated with death.
Scarab swarms are thousands of the burrowing beetles still covered in dung, which is the normal food of the individual scarab beetle. Followers of Pharasma might view the appearance of a scarab swarm as a bad omen, and some people even believe that the swarms are drawn to the same negative energy that causes undead to rise.
Scarab beetles & religion
- Jim Groves, James Jacobs, Rob McCreary, et al. (2012). Inner Sea Bestiary, p. 5. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-468-9
- Jim Groves, Will McCardell, and Michael McCarthy. (2014). Bestiary. The Half-Dead City, p. 89. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-588-4
- Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 69. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1