The Mystic Krewe of Nyx, founded in 2012 is one of the newest Krewe’s to parade in New Orleans Mardi Gras. It is an all-women's Mardi Gras Krewe, embracing women of diverse backgrounds.
Nyx (pronounced nicks) was the Greek goddess of the night, she was so powerful that not even Zeus dared to upset her. She was one of the most powerful goddesses in Greek Mythology.
The New Orleans City Council approved the Krewe to parade just three months before their inaugural parade. However, they were able to put together a parade that included 534 riders in that short time.
In the upcoming 2013 Mardi Gras season, the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parades through the traditional Uptown New Orleans parade route on Wednesday, February 6 at 7 pm after the Ancient Druids parade.