Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mythological Sunday Mardi Gras

Last night saw two ladies' organizations parading.  First was Neptune's Daughters, which paid tribute in their parade to Jimmy Buffet, calling their parade theme "One Particular Harbor."
This is probably a fitting theme, since Neptune is the Roman god of the sea.

The next group to parade was the Order of Isis. This group consists of former members of Neptune's Daughters and held their first ball in 2008. Interesting choice of name, Isis. According to Egyptian mythology, Isis was the goddess of fertility, which may explain why she was the wife and sister of Osiris. In addition, she was also a guardian of the dead, and had magical abilities. She is represented throughout history as wearing a headdress which included the moon.

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