Founded in 1947, the Krewe of Thoth is named for the Egyptian Patron of Wisdom and Inventor of Science, Art and Letters. The krewe's original parade route was designed specifically to serve people who were unable to attend other parades in the city. The route passed in front of 14 institutions that cared for people with disabilities and illnesses.
Today's Krewe of Thoth includes over 1,200 riders and 40 floats, and the krewe still makes it a point to provide a Mardi Gras parade for some of the same healthcare facilities as they did in the early days.
Among Thoth's throws are 3-D die-cut metallic necklaces, 6" stuffed polar bears and many varieties of specialized doubloons.