Krewe of Thoth, named for the Egyptian god of
wisdom. He is the inventor of science, art and letters. The god Thoth
is traditionally represented by the body of a man and the head of an
ibis. His mythological counterparts were the Greek Hermes and the Roman
The Krewe of Thoth was organized in 1947 in the
uptown neighborhood. It presented its first ball and five-float parade
with 50 members the next year. Because it designs its parade route to
pass in front of 14 institutions that care for persons with disabilities
and illnesses, the men of Thoth have become known as the "Krewe
of the Shut Ins".
Krewe Of Thoth Signature floats: Thoth Tomb, Egyptian Jesters, Wake
up New Orleans, Here we Come, Thoth Magazine Line, High Priest of Thoth,
The Royal Barge, His Majesty’s Entourage.