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Krewe of Muses
 

Location: Uptown New Orleans, St. Charles Route
Date: February 8, 2024 - Time: 6:30 p.m.
Year Founded: 2000
Theme: Secret Until Parade Day
Krewe Website: www.kreweofmuses.org/


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the Krewe of Muses

Muses is an all-female Krewe which has put on award-winning displays since beginning in 2000. Throws are of a definite feminine nature and include mirrors, shoes, combs, purses and other fun “girlie” goodies.

The Muses are the Greek goddesses who presided over the arts and sciences. They were believed to inspire artists, especially poets, philosophers and musicians. Daughters of Zeus, king of the gods, and Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory, they were born at the foot of Mount Olympus in Pieria. Their name denotes 'memory' or 'a reminder', since early poets had no books to read from and thus relied on memory alone.

The number of Muses varies through history. Initially there was only one, and later there is mention of three: Melete, Mneme, and Aoede. Ultimately there become nine muses: Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania. These nine are the muses that our Krewe celebrates. Each is associated with a particular domain. Each year They select a muse and an “honorary muse” from our community in that domain.

Krewe of Muses 2015 - photo by Jules Richard
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