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Scathach, or Suffer the Little Children: AHS Discussion Post

Gather ‘round ye merry gentleman and ladies. Tonight’s speculation ‘bout the twist comes by way of The Inquisitr and centers on the naming of the Swine Witch. It is a fascinating theory that has echoes of the Countess’ modus operandi in AHS: Hotel.

They posit that with the naming of the Swine Witch, that the tie to the character may have roots in Celtic mythology. From Britannica via The Inquisitr:

“Scáthach, (Gaelic: “The Shadowy One”), in Celtic mythology, female warrior, especially noted as a teacher of warriors.

Scáthach was the daughter of Árd-Greimne of Lethra. She lived on an island (thought to be the Isle of Skye) in an impregnable castle, the gate of which was guarded by her daughter Uathach. At this fortress Scáthach trained numerous Celtic heroes in the arts of pole vaulting (useful in the assault of forts), underwater fighting, and combat with a barbed harpoon of her own invention, the gáe bolg. Her best-known student was Cú Chulainn, who stayed with her for a year in order to learn the skills that helped him win many battles. A number of other heroes of Celtic mythology also owed their prowess to the training of the Amazon Scáthach.”

Artist’s interpretation of Scathach that I thought was nice

They also discuss in the article that there will be a strong tie to children this season as per a quote from Murphy. We know children have played key roles in prior seasons of AHS, most notably in Murder House, Asylum, and Hotel.

We still have one episode to go until we arrive at the twist promised by Murphy. We’ll see how it all goes, I guess. As I mentioned to Deathmaster780 last week, I’m enjoying this season and think it is actually pretty good. That makes me fear what’s to come from Murphy next week.

This is your American Horror Story season 6 episode chapter 5 live viewing discussion thread and post-mortem playground. Have at it!


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