Guthix

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Guthix is the god of balance.

Guthix originally arrived in Gielinor and was amazed by its perfection. He invited species he deemed worthy to inhabit the world; most notably gnomes, elves, dwarves, humans and sheep. After doing so, Guthix entered a deep sleep.

When he awoke, the gods, most notably, Saradomin and Zamorak were causing chaos in the God Wars. The battlefield was in the region known as Forinthry, which is today the Wilderness.

To stop the wars, Guthix cast out all the gods and created a physical barrier known as the Edicts of Guthix. This prevented the other gods from interfering in the world except in small ways, such as the use of prayer.

Guthix needs no followers to exist, rather absorbing energy from the earth. Guthix is a shapeshifter, and able to take the form of anything; he was as a butterfly when he came to Gielinor. Guthix's symbol is the Tear of Guthix.

Evidence from the God letters suggests that Guthix is the strongest of the gods.

Religion[edit | edit source]

Guthix is the god of balance, meaning that he does not favour any one god's opinion over another.

Followers of Guthix fall into two general groups: Modernist and Traditionalist (or Premodernist). While both groups believe in balance, they differ in how strictly they ascribe to it.

Modernists[edit | edit source]

Modernists make up the majority of Guthixians. They believe in balance more loosely, and will tend to side with one of the two major gods. They acknowledge Saradomin and Zamorak as the gods of order and chaos.

Traditionalists[edit | edit source]

Traditionalists are in much fewer numbers than the Modernists. They are a bit more strict to the beliefs and teachings of Guthix's ideals on balance and nature. They will typically acknowledge that Zaros and Armadyl are still the true gods of evil and justice, but that Saradomin and Zamorak have "temporarily" taken their places. Many NPCs (such as Gypsy Aris, druids and Void Knights) may be traditionalists.

Followers of Guthix[edit | edit source]

Affiliated items[edit | edit source]

Guthix Prayer items

Guthix Magic items

Guthix Melee items

Guthix Ranged items

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