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 The Krewe of Endymion (Orleans Parish)
The Krewe of Endymion
Krewe organized in 1967
2,000 male riders
39 floats
27 marching bands
Superkrewe
King, Queen, Celebrity Grand Marshall
Special guests
!BONAZA! Everything Endymion is collectible, and the krewe are among the most generous of throwers!
"Endymion Saturday" is the crux of the Carnival celebrations in Mid-City New Orleans.
The name comes from the Greek shepherd who was granted immortality to be with his love Diana; Endymion was the god of youth and fertility.  This superkrewe is one of the great success stories in modern Carnival, beginning as a small organization in Bayou St. John and within 7 years becoming one of the largest krewes ever.  Well-known for providing the celebrations with the S. S. Endymion, the largest float in history, the krewe holds an annual Extravaganza which is held in the Superdome right after the parade.  Attendance for the event routinely tops out in the tens of thousands.
This krewe has Greek links This krewe shares a Greek theme with the krewes of Adonis, Aphrodite, Argus Atlas, Hermes Iris Jason Morpheus Muses, Okeanos Orpheus Pegasus, Proteus Morpheus Pygmalion Rhea, Sparta, and  Zeus.
This krewe shares a romantic link This krewe shares a theme of romantic gods with Aphrodite, Adonis, Muses, Oshun, and Pygmalion.

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

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