Scáthach is a figure in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. She is a legendary Scottish warrior woman and martial arts teacher who trains the legendary Ulster hero Cú Chulainn in the arts of combat.
Raven black hair, and a sharp, beautiful face as said by Max.
Texts describe her homeland as Scotland (Alpae); she is especially associated with the Isle of Skye, where her residence Dún Scáith (Fort of Shadows) stands.
Scathach appears to be very skilled in the arts of war, having taught Max in a variety of fiels, such as strategy, fighting style and weaponry.
Scathach is very skilled when it comes to
sword-play. She is excellent with spears, and has mastered the techniques of the Sidh, her place of residence at the time Max meets her first.
Her footwork is flawless, and she never makes a mistake. When Max comes to the Sidh, she trains him, giving an indication of her prowess.
- (To Max) "A true warrior does not see an opponent or even many opponents; he sees patterns. Combat is a dance. It is your dance. It is a dance of blood and death and glory. Your make the pattern; you lead the dance."
- (To Max) "You are the child of Lugh Lamfhada. You are the sun and the storm and master of all the feats I have to teach. You are these things because you must be..."