In the myth of Pygmalion, Pygmalion was a skilled sculptor who created a stunning ivory statue of a nymph named Galatea. King Pygmalion's craftsmanship was so exceptional, and his love for his creation so deep, that he fell in love with the statue. He prayed to the goddess Aphrodite, seeking her blessing, and in response to his devotion, Aphrodite brought Galatea to life.
The Krewe of Pygmalion pays homage to this tale by incorporating its themes of artistic expression, beauty, and the transformative power of love into its Carnival celebrations. Members of the krewe are known for their creative and elaborate costumes, which often reflect the mythology and aesthetics of the Pygmalion story.
The Krewe of Pygmalion follows along the St. Charles Avenue parade route, behind the Knights of Sparta.