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 The Krewe of Gladiators (St. Bernard Parish)
Krewe of Gladiators Krewe organized in 1973
250+ male riders
18 floats
Contemporary-style parade
Grand Marshall, Empress, Caesar
Look for krewe favorites, "Glad Rags" emblem-embossed hand towels, and their shrimp boot medallion beads.
A St. Bernard Parish KreweThis krewe is one of only four parading organizations in St. Bernard Parish, including
the krewes of
Arabi, Aphrodite, and Nemesis

Formed in 1973, this traditionally all-male krewe officially opens the St. Bernard Parish parade season.  Originally formed by St. Bernard professionals and businessmen,  the krewe takes its name from the Roman warriors, fabled in story and song for the bravery and strength.
Each year, in addition to their Grand Marshall and Empress, the gentlemen of Gladiators choose a sporting figure to be honored as their Caesar.
This krewe has basic links to others  This krewe shares a link with the Knights of Nemesis
This krewe shares a Roman themeThis krewe shares a Roman theme with the krewes of Aquila, Bacchus, Caesar, Centurions, Mercury,  and Saturn.
This krewe shares a legendary warrior themeThis krewe shares a theme of legendary warriors with the krewes of  Centurions, and Zulu.
Hurricane KatrinaThis krewe was stopped from marching in the 149th Anniversary celebrations by Hurricane Katrina.  The krewe shares that bond with Adonis, Aphrodite, Arabi, Atlas, Bards, Choctaw, CleopatraGrela, Hermes, L'il Rascals, Mercury, NOMTOC, Oshun, Pegasus, Pontchartrain, Saturn, du Vieux, and  Crescent City.

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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