Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Cryptids at Mardi Gras

The Krewe of Proteus paraded last night (Lundi Gras) here in New Orleans with the theme "Legends and Lore of the Deep." Most of the floats were about ancient or at least centuries-old legends or myths. But a few more recent legends were represented from the realm of cryptozoology. I'm also putting in some of the niftier non-cryptid images (note: all photos by the author).

The flambeaux line up before the parade starts. The torch carriers are a parade tradition for all Carnival krewes.

The Proteus title float




The Loch Ness Monster


Pacific Paradise

A Sea Hag (Nellie something, I can't remember her last name)

Sea Serpents

Sea serpents

The Kraken

The Kraken

The Kraken

The Leviathan (not from Proteus, but a yearly float in the following parade, the Krewe of Orpheus)
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner



3 comments:

R. Lee said...

Those are very cool!

Anonymous said...

AFTER SEEING ALL THOSE EEERIE FLOATS, IT IS NO WONDER THE PARADE GOERS ACT SO WILD AND STRANGE!!!

April said...

I was there!!! I did find it a little strange but chalk it up to it being a pagan party...thats what mardi gras is...