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 to serve people who were unable to attend other parades in the city. It passed in front of 14 institutions that cared for people with disabilities and illnesses. Now with over 1600 riders and 50 floats, Thoth continues with a unique route designed to pass in front of several extended healthcare facilities.
Among Thoth's throws are 3D die-cut metalic necklaces, 6" stuffed polar bears and many varieties of specialized doubloons.