Krewe of Proteus

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Krewe of Proteus
AbbreviationKoP
Named afterProteus
Formation1882; 137 years ago (1882)
TypeAll Male Carnival Krewe
Location
  • New Orleans, LA.
Websitekreweofproteus.com

Krewe of Proteus is a New Orleans Mardi Gras krewe.

History and formation[edit]

The Krewe of Proteus is the third oldest parade krewe in New Orleans Mardi Gras, after Mistick Krewe of Comus and the Knights of Momus, founded in 1882.[1][2] The parade of the krewe of Proteus traditionally travels an Uptown or St. Charles route ending on Canal Street. Parade floats still use original chassis from the early 1880s. Proteus is an offshoot of Mistick Krewe of Comus, and Knights of Momus - formed because Comus' waiting list was too long. Supposedly the Captain of Comus made the suggestion to form Proteus, as it was taking even too long for younger men of Comus families to get into Knights of Momus.[3]

Parade[edit]

Krewe of Proteus Ball Invitation 1883

Krewe of Proteus parades on the evening of Lundi Gras prior to the Krewe of Orpheus. The parade follows the uptown route for parades starting at Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street; proceed north to St. Charles; proceed east on St. Charles to Lee Circle continuing on St. Charles to Canal Street.

Krewe of Proteus utilize flambeaux to light the parade route.

Parade themes[edit]

The Krewe of Proteus keep the season parade and ball theme secret until Lundi Gras.

KREWE OF PROTEUS 2005
Proteus Fishman Costume 1907
  • 2018 Les Grâces des dieux pour la Nouvelle-Orleans
  • 2017 Der Ring Des Nibelungen
  • 2016 The Hindu Heavens
  • 2015 Nature of the Beasts
  • 2014 Ancient Elements of Alchemy
  • 2013 The Unseen New Orleans Carnival
  • 2012 Mythologica Aquatica
  • 2011 The Prophetic Old Man of the Sea
  • 2010 The Mythology of Astrology
  • 2009 Mabinogion: The Romance of Wales
  • 2008 Realms of Enchantment
  • 2007 Legends and Lore of the Deep
  • 2006 Proteus Through the Years
  • 2005 Fables Famous and Familiar
  • 1999 No Parade
  • 1998 No Parade
  • 1997 No Parade
  • 1996 No Parade
  • 1995 No Parade
  • 1994 No Parade
  • 1993 No Parade
  • 1988 Famous Firsts
  • 1986 Notable Notes from New Orleans
  • 1984 The Sun King
  • 1983 Valentine Voyages
  • 1982 Water Courses of the Continents
  • 1981 Centennial Anniversary
  • 1978 Creatures and Curious Cliches
  • 1977 World in Our Garden
  • 1967 Treasures of the Earth and Sea
  • 1936 Don Quixote de la Mancha
  • 1935 Irish Fairy Tales
  • 1932 American Poet Lore
  • 1929 The Adventures of Hajji Baba
  • 1927 Famous Heroes and Heroines of History and Legend
  • 1926 The Fair God
  • 1925 Tales and Romance of Old Japan
  • 1924 Netar-Tua
  • 1923 Myths and Legends of North American Indians
  • 1922 The Romance of the Rose
  • 1907 The Queen of Serpents
  • 1905 The Rubiyat
  • 1904 The Alphabet
  • 1903 Cleopatra
  • 1902 Flora's Feast
  • 1901 Al-Kyris the Magnificent
  • 1900 Tales of Childhood
  • 1899 E. Pluribus Unum
  • 1898 A Trip to Wonderland
  • 1897 Orlando Furioso
  • 1896 Dumb Society
  • 1895 Asgard and the Gods
  • 1894 Sháh Námeh, The Epic of the Kings
  • 1893 Kalevala
  • 1892 A Dream of the Vegetable Kingdom
  • 1891 Tales of the Genii
  • 1889 The Hindoo Heavens
  • 1888 Legends of the Middle Ages
  • 1887 Andersen's Fairy Tales
  • 1886 Visions of Other Worlds
  • 1885 Myths and Worships of China
  • 1884 The Aeneid
  • 1882 Ancient Egyptian Mythology
Proteus Floats 1902

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Krewe of Proteus Home Page". bachigraphics.com. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  2. ^ New Orleans (City Travel Guide). Lonely Planet. 2012. p. 47. ISBN 1741048338.
  3. ^ New Orleans Carnival Balls: The Secret Side of Mardi Gras, 1870-1920, Jennifer Atkins, LSU Press, Sep 13, 2017

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