The Egyptians also thought very highly of the lotus flower. The Egyptians actually use to worship the lotus. The lotus served many purposes for the Egyptians. They often used the lotus in ceremonies and burial. The lotus is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols in the East. Just as many Eastern cultures did, the lotus represented rebirth to the Egyptians. The Egyptians believed that the lotus was associated with the sun. Legends portray the Egyptian Sun god "Ra" came out of the lotus flower.