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 The Krewe of Aphrodite (St. Bernard Parish)
Krewe of Aphrodite
Krewe organized in 1985
250+ female riders
20 floats
8 marching bands
Contemporary-style parade
King and Queen announced at the ball
Look for krewe emblem doubloons, cups, frisbees, t-shirts, garters, squeeze bottles and footballs.
Aphrodite's legend is sketchy.  The Greek word for "foam" is 'aphros' which leads some to believe that she was created from sea foam.  However, Homer names Aphrodite in his "Iliad" as being the daughter of Dione and Zeus.

A St. Bernard Parish KreweThis krewe is one of only four parading organizations in St. Bernard Parish, including
the krewes of Arabi, 
Gladiators , and Nemesis.
Aphrodite is one of the highlights of the St. Bernard parade season, rolling with eight double-decker floats and a full compliment of local and regional marching bands.  The theme of the Aprhodite parade, along with the identities of her royalty are made public at their annual ball
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and fertility; the Romans call her Venus .
This krewe shares a Greek linkThis krewe shares a Greek theme with the krewes of Adonis, 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 Adonis, 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 Adonis, 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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