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
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 shares a Greek theme with the krewes of Adonis, Aphrodite, Argus,