Of his life, little is known before his appearance in the Third Age. Scatha's lair was in the southern slopes of the Grey Mountains and he greatly troubled the Dwarves and Men living in the lands north of Wilderland and had stolen a great deal of their treasure. He was slain by the Éothéod lord Fram, son of Frumgar (an ancestor of Eorl the Young) in the early days of the Éothéod (roughly TA 2000).
After Scatha's demise, peace came to the land save for a dispute over his stolen treasure. In his hoard was found a silver horn, the Horn of Rohan later given to Meriadoc Brandybuck by Éowyn. The Dwarves also claimed the horn (partially justified as the Horn of Rohan was said to be of Dwarven making) but Fram would not give them anything. Instead, Fram sent them a necklace made out of Scatha's teeth. The Dwarves were insulted and slew him as a result.
Portrayal in adaptations
In The Lord of the Rings Online, Scatha appears in a flashback narrating the history of Fram and the Éothéod. He attacked Framsburg and mauled Frumgar's sword-arm, after which Fram swore revenge and hunted Scatha for two years. In the present day, the player locates the remaining of Scatha's hoard, which Fram was unable to bring with him.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Serbian||Ската (Cyrillic) Skata (Latin)|
- The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, II: The House of Eorl