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Our Story

The History of
Our Name

 

XANADU - A place of great beauty, luxury, and contentment.

 

In the classic poem "Kubla Khan", the great ruler named  Xanadu, now  modern Shangtu, as the site of the his magnificent summer residence in Southeast Mongolia.

Under Kubla Khan's rule, cultural relations were established with countries throughout the world and  the Arts and Sciences flourished.

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The Muses - Goddesses of Arts and Sciences

The Muses were the daughters of Zeus (King of the Gods) and Mnemosyne (Goddess of Memories). They had the ability to banish all grief & sorrow and had pleasing and melodic voices.

The Muses are:

Calliope, Goddess of Epic Poetry
Erato, Goddess of Love Poetry
Melpomene, Goddess of Tragedy
Thalia, Goddess of Comedy
Clio, Goddess of History
Urania, Goddess o f Astronomy
Polyhymnia, Goddess of Sacred Song
Terpsichore, Goddess of Dance
Euterpe, Goddess of Music

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Why Our Signature Color is PINK!

In 1998, the ball entertainment featured dancers with costumes and pink wigs. The first wigs were the hot pink page boy styles. The ladies wore the wigs on the parade float that year and pictures of Xanadu parade ladies hit the papers!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies then started wearing large hot pink beads to go with the pink wigs. They were a hit!!

When you saw a pink lady you knew she was a member of the Krewe of Xanadu! Pink became our signature color.

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We are all Amusers!
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We are all Amusers!
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Our Charter Members

For more information or questions about the Krewe of Xanadu,
please email: koxwebcom@gmail.com

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