Artist's depiction of a Laume
Description: Beautiful forest dwelling faeries that are found bathing in pools and or spinning and weaving. They have power over wealth and fertility. They give and take at will.
Disposition: In older traditions, the Laumes were considered friendly. They likes to converse with humans and they protect children and orphans. They sometimes kidnap children, but not with the aim of hurting them, but rather they want to mother them. They are hotheaded, but they are very generous and compassionate. Sounds like a Billy Joel song.
In newer traditions, the Laumes are depicted as hags. Think Baba Yaga.