NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - In 1967 a fledgling carnival krewe called Endymion paraded for the first time.
The parade started as a small neighborhood venture in the Bayou St. John-Gentilly area and is named for the Olympian god of fertility and youth, according to Carnival historian Arthur Hardy.
By 1974, Endymion had grown into a super club. By 2018, the club's membership had reached more than 3,000, and attendance at its after-parade party, the Endymion Extravaganza held in the Superdome, will total more than 20,000.
A Gentilly born radio mogul, Ed Muniz, founded the krewe in 1966 and over the decades put his over the top stamp on Carnival.
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