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 The Krewe of Rhea (Jefferson Parish)
Krewe of Rhea Krewe organized in 1969
250+ male and female riders
23 floats
5 marching bands
King, Queen, Special Guest
Look for cups, footballs, comb and brush sets, and the special molded Super Sunday medallion beads in 'Rhea Pink'.
This krewe is part of Super Parade Sunday The Krewe of Rhea is part of
Super Parade Sunday in Jefferson Parish,
sharing the streets w
ith the
Krewe of Mercury and the Krewe of Centurions.
Rhea was the daughter of Uranus and the mother of Zeus, a titaness of Greek mythos.  Beginning as an all-female krewe, Rhea has been a popular part of the pageantry in Jefferson parish from its inception.  Besides being the first krewe to roll along Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie,  for several years it was one of the only krewes from the suburban realms to stage its balls in the Municipal Auditorium in the city proper.  Each year a special celebrity guest rides with the Rheans.  The krewe features a series of family floats, mini-floats for the ladies of the court and the officers, and a special streetcar float for the ladies-in-waiting.
Rhea leads the way for what is now known as Super Parade Sunday in Jefferson Parish, an event that nearly eclipses the crowds in Orleans Parish on Mardi Gras Day.
This krewe has Greek links This krewe shares a Greek theme with the krewes of Adonis, Aphrodite, Argus Atlas Endymion, Hermes Iris Jason Morpheus Muses, Okeanos Orpheus Pegasus, Proteus Morpheus Pygmalion Sparta, and  Zeus.

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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