August 18, 2009

Vulcan Krewe

The Saint Paul Vulcan Krewe is a tradition of the St Paul Winter Carnival held each year. The king of the Vulcans is King Boreas Vulcanus Rex and dates back to 1886. The Vulcans are prominent at many events in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas held through out the year, up to 400 events per year. I typically see them at parades where they leave their trademark black grease "V" on the parade onlookers. In the past, the Vulcans would mark the parade viewers with a "V" on their faces. Many people would flee during their walk through the streets but the brave would stand proudly and get the marking from the Krewe.



Unknown said...

The Vulcans are led by Vulcanus Rex, who dethrones Boreas, king of the north wind. Get it right!

Sir Pensive said...

Whoops! Afraid Boreas isn't the King of the Vulcans. Vulcanus Rex is. Boreas is their sworn enemy. ;)

Steve Cuddihy said...

Duh, I knew this, not sure what I was thinking when I wrote the text.