Lalla Haoua – Madame Love
Haoua is the Arabic version of the name Eve. Lalla Haoua is the Eve of Garden of Eden fame. Perhaps because she tempted Adam with that apple, in North African folk traditions, Lalla Haoua is venerated as a spirit of love, invoked for romantic happiness and to find one’s true love. Perhaps because she is considered the mother of all people, she is the primordial ancestress and thus protective of her descendents.
Also known as:
A beautiful woman or a snake
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