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 The Krewe of Oshun (Orleans Parish)
Krewe of Oshun Emblem Arriving Soon Krewe organized in 1996
250+ male and female riders
17 floats
7 marching bands
Shango (king), Queen Oshun,
Guest Celebrity Grand Marshall
Watch for the special lighted beads, introduced last year.
Named for the Yoruban goddess of love, fountains, and wealth, Oshun is often represented by peacock feathers.
This delightful krewe was organized in 1996 under the best traditions of Mardi Gras:  to provide its members and their families with a year-in, year-out venue for wholesome family entertainment and community service, culminating in a grand ball and a beautiful street parade. It is also one of the growing number of krewes stepping outside of the traditional pantheon of ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythos for their inspiration.
This krewe shares a romantic link This krewe shares a theme of romantic gods with Aphrodite, Adonis, Endymion, Muses, and Pygmalion.
Hurricane KatrinaThis krewe was stopped from marching in the 149th Carnival  celebrations by Hurricane Katrina.  The krewe shares that bond with Adonis, Aphrodite, Arabi, Atlas, Bards, Choctaw, Cleopatra, Gladiators, Grela, Hermes, L'il Rascals, Mercury, NOMTOC 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 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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