of the newest and most fascinating krewes in Orleans Parish, the Muses
take their name from the Greek spirits that inspired the gods and
mortals alike: Calliope (muse of epic deeds), Clio (muse of history), Erato (muse of lovers), Euterpe (muse of songs), Melpomene (muse of dark thoughts), Polyhymnia (muse of sacred music), Terpsichore (muse of dance), Thalia (muse of joy and beauty), and Urania (muse of the stars). They are a strictly female krewe, and do not allow male riders.
Consequently, these are also the names of streets in New Orleans,
though the pronunciations differ vastly from their Greek origins!
A benevolent krewe, the Muses set up a trust fund for the infant child
of a woman who was killed while the krewe was parading in 2004 (the krewe itself had no involvement in the incident).
| This krewe shares a Greek theme with the krewes of Adonis, Aphrodite, Argus,
Rhea, Sparta, and
| This krewe shares a theme of romantic gods with Aphrodite,
Adonis, Endymion, Oshun, and Pygmalion.
|This krewe shares a committment to children's causes with the krewes of Aladdin, Centurions, Choctaw, Grela, Jason, Little Rascals, Mid-City, Shangri-La, Sparta, and Thoth.