The Norns - Norse - govern fate, Urd - what has been, Verdandi - what is, Skuld - what is to come. They spin the threads and weave the tapestry of fate for each person's life. The length of the thread is the life span, even the Gods have their own threads but they are hidden. Everything is predetermined by destiny.
Pictured is a women from Northern Africa. Make up is popular for females in all cultures around the world, but in Africa they take it to another "level." Some use face paint on top of bright/vibrant colored make up. They paint can symbol different things depending on the countries or tribes they are in.