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 The Mystic Knights of Adonis  (Jefferson Parish, Westbank)
The Mystic Knights of Adonis
Krewe organized in 1999
200 male and female riders
16 floats
6 marching bands
Contemporary-style parade
Adonis, Queen Adonis
Celebrity Grand Marshall
officers on horseback
Look for special edition doubloons given by the officers on horseback, and the very special wooden Captain doubloons.
Despite the similarities, the Knights are not connected to the Mystic Krewe of Adonis that paraded for 15 years in Orleans Parish from 1949 to 1964.
In Greek mythology, Adonis was the epitome of male beauty, admired by mortals and gods alike.  This krewe was formed to bring a Carnival parade to Gretna on the Westbank, and now march on the Sunday before Mardi Gras.
This krewe shares a Greek linkThis krewe shares a Greek theme with the krewes of Aphrodite, Argus Atlas Endymion, Hermes Iris Jason Morpheus Muses, Okeanos Orpheus Pegasus, Proteus Morpheus, Nemesis Pygmalion Rhea Sparta and  Zeus.
This krewe shares a romantic linkThis krewe shares a theme of romantic gods with Aphrodite, Endymion, Muses, Oshun, and Pygmalion.
Hurricane KatrinaThis krewe was stopped from marching in the 149th Carnival celebrations by Hurricane Katrina.  The krewe shares that bond with Aphrodite, ArabiBards Cleopatra, Druids Gladiators Mercury, NOMTOC, OshunSaturn, and du Vieux.

Adonis Aladdin Alla Aphrodite
Aquila Arabi
Argus Atlas Babylon Bacchus Bards Caesar
Carrollton Centurions Chaos Choctaw Cleopatra d'Etat
Druids Endymion Excalibur Gladiators Grela Hermes
Iris Isis Jason King Arthur L'il Rascals Mercury
Mid-City Morpheus Muses Napoleon Nemesis NOMTOC
Okeanos Orpheus Oshun Pegasus Pontchartrain Proteus
Pygmalion Rex Rhea Saturn Shangri-La Sparta
Thor Thoth Tucks du Vieux Zeus Zulu

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