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 The Knights of Chaos (Orleans Parish)
Knights of Chaos Krewe organized in 2000
200 male riders
15 floats
10 marching bands
King (identity never made public)
Look for embossed cups, krewe-emblem medallion beads and doubloons.
The Knights of Chaos roll on what was known as Momus Thursday for more than 100 years.
Momus left the parade schedule in 1992.
Though no one really knows where Chaos derives its name, there is some basis for speculation that it refers to the cessation of the parading career of the venerable Krewe of Momus, an organization that shares a great deal with the Knights of Chaos.  The knights, many of whom were members of Comus as well as a number of other krewes, purchased Momus' floats, presents a Momus-style satirical parade (complete with flambeaux), and parade in Momus' old slot on the schedule.
The krewe is steeped in secrecy, never revealing the name of its king and keeping their parade theme secret until rolling time.
FlambeauThis krewe is among those krewes that present flambeaux, including the krewes of
Babylon, d'Etat, Druids, Hermes, Orpheus, Proteus, Saturn, and Sparta.

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 NOMTOC Okeanos
Orpheus Oshun Pegasus Pontchartrain Proteus Pygmalion
Rex Rhea Saturn Shangri-La Sparta Thor
Thoth Tucks du Vieux Zeus Zulu

Elks
Orleanians

Elks
Jeffersonians

Crescent
City

Krewe of
Jefferson



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