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The History of Dionysus

dionysus_pic_1Dionysus (or Bacchus in Roman Mythology)  is the ancient Greek God (or Olympian) of winemaking and wine, along with “inspired madness.”  It is with that in mind that The Krewe of Dionysus was founded in 1985 by a group of Northshore businessmen with the intention of bringing a family oriented old fashioned Mardi Gras good time to the City of Slidell.

The King of Dionysus is selected by the membership during the annual White Linen Coronation Ball held traditionally at the recently renovated Slidell Auditorium.  The King then carefully selects his queen from the Dionysus Maids and the two hold their reign for a full year.
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