Also known as Lady 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 ones, true love. Perhaps because she is considered the mother of all of the people, she is the primordial ancestress and thus protective of her descendants. She takes on the form of a beautiful woman or snake.
Judika Illes, Encyclopaedia of Spirits the ultimate guide to the magic of fairies, genies, demons, ghosts, gods and goddesses, 2009, Lalla Haoua, p 613