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Krewe of Nyx turns to Voodoo queen for good weather

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The largest all-female krewe in New Orleans hopes the weather will cooperate Wednesday night when they roll Uptown.

The ladies of the Mystic Krewe of Nyx visited St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 to drop off a ceremonial purse at the grave of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau. They say bringing gifts and a prayer is the krewe's way of entreating Laveau to grant them fair weather when they parade.

"We're Nyx-ifying the city so we're laying things here that are pink and black with Nyx all over it, and after that we're going to the St. Joan of Arc Statue, and the culmination is St. Louis Cathedral," says board member Lydia Glapiondays.

Mother Nature hasn't exactly been kind to Nyx. Last year was cold, and crowds bundled up for the parade. In 2013, the krewe rolled early to try to beat the rain, but it still stormed along the route.

The Mystic Krewe of Nyx, with more than 1,500 members, rolls Wednesday at 7 p.m. The satirical theme of the parade remains secret until parade-time. Custom throws include hand-decorated purses.

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