Scorpions have such a diverse history from around the globe, becoming many different symbols for different cultures.
Scorpions are found across the globe, and because of that the symbolism of the scorpion will change from culture to culture. In some cultures it's the symbol of death or dying. In others it's reproduction, and in others still it can be defensiveness, or solitude. So depending on where you look, the symbolism of a scorpion can change.