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Guthix is the god of nature and balance. Guthix is neither male nor female, but is usually refered to as a "he." In this article and in-game, Guthix will be refered to as "he", even though Guthix is genderless. Guthix has no real symbol as stated in the God Letters, but the usual symbol associated with him is a tear-like shape (because he cried after seeing what the other gods had done to Gielinor in the God Wars, especially in the Wilderness).
It is claimed that when Guthix arrived upon this world, none other dwelt here. It is said he saw it as a world of paradise. He proceeded to use the Stone of Jas to shape the world, naming it Gielinor.
As seen in the Meeting History quest, Guthix brought a select group of people through the Portal of Life to the plane of Gielinor. They became the humans to walk the plane. Guthix commonly visited them in the years that followed. He told them that he did not create the plane they lived in, merely shaped it. He took no blame for creating it. Guthix taught them how to use and respect the nature around them. He also taught them the ways and uses of runes, for which he created and used to name Runescape. He also brought other races including Dwarves, Gnomes and Fairies. Seren is also said to have been here at this time, and that they shared a close friendship. Seren is responsible for bringing the Elves to Gielinor.
Guthix soon became ashamed of the worship the people had been showing him, and had become the thing he disliked the most. As such, to remove all trace of his existence he went underground into a deep slumber, leaving the world to mortals as he had originally envisioned. Seren was supposed to go with Guthix, but whether she went or not is still a mystery.
After shaping Gielinor and bringing people to this plane, Guthix was tired. He decided to let the world take care of itself, thinking that there was enough balance to exist without him, so he went underground and fell into a deep sleep. Many years later in the Third Age, the God Wars started. Guthix was still asleep at this point, so had no knowledge of the destruction of his land.
Some few thousands of years after the God Wars had started, Guthix finally woke from the fighting. He rose to the surface and saw the horror of the war. When he saw what the devastation had done to the land and the former Wilderness, he demanded that of the war to stop, halting the fighting. Being afraid that conflict would happen again between the gods, he then wrote the Edicts of Guthix. This was a contract that stated "All gods of this realm are not to directly interfere with the matters of mortals, nor to make our presence felt upon the land." Guthix travelled deep back into the ground, while the other deities departed RuneScape. On his way towards the earth, he stopped in a cavern and began to cry over the destruction of the world above. So great was his emotion, the rocks wept with him. This today is known as the cavern of the Tears of Guthix, guarded by the snake Juna that we know. In the turning of the sixth age however, the Edicts are no more and Saradomin so far is the only deity to return.
Guthix is said to have no true symbol (indicated by the question mark at Castle Wars. However, he is often associated with a tear shaped symbol, which appears throughout the game, including on a player gravestone. This being said, it is good to note that the Guthix NPC in the Meeting History quest has this tear shaped symbol of his robe behind his hood (partially seen in the picture for this article). This is strange as the tear symbol is said to have come from Guthix crying after he saw what the God Wars had done to the Wilderness, and the cutscene from Meeting History occurred many years before the God Wars had started.
Guthix is often times worshipped by the Dwarves, Gnomes and a large portion of the human populace. His true strength, however, lies not in the sentient races of Gielinor, but it's wild life and flora. Guthix's power is nature itself, and it is likely he can command it as he sees fit, making him a god worthy of respect and nessecity. Guthix has many organizations founded in his name including:
The fate of Guthix is a tragic one. In an incident regarding an archaeologist named Orlando Smith, the resting place of Guthix was discovered and in the fighting between different god factions, Guthix was killed by the Mahjarrat Sliske with the Staff of Armadyl.