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 The Krewe of Thoth  (Orleans Parish)
The Krewe of Thoth
Krewe organized in 1947
1,000 male riders
39 floats
10 marching bands
Contemporary-style parade
King and Queen, officers (on horseback)
A doubloon fan's dream, special to look for are the turquoise doubloons and the mini-doubloons distributed by the officers.
The krewe is also known by the nickname
The Krewe of Shut-Ins.
Named for the Egytpian god of the moon.  Thoth (traditionally represented by a man with the head of the stork-like ibis) was, as the patron of wisdom, the keeper of time and the inventor of science, art, and letters.  The krewe, who began parading in 1950 with 5 floats, specifically plans its route to pass in front of 14 separate institutions that care for the disabled or the ill, earning them the unique nickname of "The Krewe of Shut-Ins".  Today, Thoth is a major event on the parading schedule, featuring the floats The Royal Barge, The High Priests of Thoth, and the new Egyptian Jesters float, added in 2004.
This krewe has basic links to others This krewe shares a bond with the krewes of Hermes and Mercury.
This krewe shares the name of a legendary ruler. This krewe shares a theme of historical rulers with the krewes of Cleopatra and Isis.
This krewe allows children to ride or is committed to children's causes.This krewe shares a committment to children's causes with the krewes of Aladdin, Centurions, Choctaw, Grela, Jason, Little Rascals, Mid-City, Muses, Shangri-La, and Sparta.
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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