Giger's Necronom II references
Egyptian winged beetle hieroglyph.

Necronom II

The scarab headed god Kephri

a) Watching Ancient Aliens
The other revelation about the Necronom II came on December 1st 2015.  On November 31st 2015, I watched an episode of Ancient Aliens that dealt with the idea of insect imagery related to extra-terrestrials, and so they showed the very odd image of the god Kephri with a scarab in place of his head, and there was the question about whether this was a representation of something with a very strange head that they didn't understand other than as something near enough like a scarab. I thought, appealing to the inner Giger, " I wonder if this was something that Giger might have done something with"

detail from image below

detail of papyrus of book of the dead of hirweben

b) Pursuing the Egyptian scarab
December 1st 2015, I took a look at this image accidently calling it up on the screen and then suddenly started to make associations with the Egyptian image of a winged scarab and suddenly realised that the jaw bones of the side faces could be outwardly pointing lower legs, while on such things as the pendant belonging to Tutenkhamun, there was the lower legs pointing outwards but had been replaced by those of a birdy. The space where the Necronom's nostrils are the triangular area are at the beginning of the division of the wing covers and perhaps that would indicate that the rear of the scarabs body is the upper part of the head, or quite simply Giger wasn't bothered about that. The jaws of the central face also would be formed by the legs of the insect as well as perhaps the sides of the cranium of the central face which made me think of insect legs first.

upper cranium of Necronom II showing ribbed
insect limb like tendrils within the cranium

A scarab beetle
c) Observing the cobras
December 1st 2015, I looked at Tutenkhamun's pendant again as displayed below, and made the association that the yellow filled circles either side of the wings of the Tutenkhamum's pendant become the tips of the phallic tongues with the lower band of feathers in the wings being the neck of these male members, and the cobra snakes transform into the jaw tendons of the side faces, perhaps their heads also contributed to the idea of the tips of the phallic tongues. (I would consider tendons in reverse to also be vulture like heads and necks as noted in Inspired by Watchers of the Tower of Cirith Ungol)

detail from Tutankhamun pendant with Wadjet with Libyan glass scarab

Tutankhamun pendant with Wadjet with Libyan glass scarab

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