|Alignment||Light and Sun|
|Colours||Yellow and grey|
Tumeken (pronounced /tʃu:məkən/ TU-muh-ken), sometimes referred to in Menaphite texts as the Lord of Light and the God of the Sun, is the god of light, who shaped the Kharidian Desert, the husband of Elidinis, and the father of Icthlarin and Amascut.
History[edit | edit source]
Despite being considered the head of the Menaphite Pantheon preciously little is known about Tumeken. He supposedly came to Gielinor during the Second Age after Guthix went to sleep. On Gielinor he met the goddess Elidinis, who he fell in love with and married and eventually had Icthlarin and Amascut with. Tumeken created the four minor deities of the pantheon: Apmeken, Crondis, Het and Scabaras. Together the eight deities led the Kharidian empire in what is today known as the Kharidian Desert. At some point during the Second Age, the god Zaros approached from the north seeking to expand his empire. The situation was dire for the Menaphites, when Tumeken's son and daughter traversed the universe in search for assistance in the Kharidian - Zarosian War. They brought the Mahjarrat race from Freneskae back to Gielinor, who supported them and eventually drove the Zarosian invaders back. However the Mahjarrat grew restless in the following peace and eventually joined Zaros instead.
After the destruction of the Forinthry region to the north by Zamorak, Guthix awoke and banished every god of sufficient power from Gielinor. Tumeken was most likely affected by this as was Elidinis, his wife, but not his kids Ichtlarin and Amascut.
Little is known what happened afterwards, but Tumeken faded into obscurity. Even though he is a central god of the Menaphite Pantheon, there are scarcely few references to him in the modern-day Kharidian Desert.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Tumeken is based on the Egyptian god Ra, who was god of the sun.