The Gods are a group of divine beings that hold (or once held) great power over the mortal races of Gielinor and other realms. Prior to and during the Third Age, the Gods could enter mortal realms and freely interact with their inhabitants, and conflict soon followed.
The God Wars were a violent and tumultuous time, seeing the enslavement and death of billions of mortal creatures, and the building and razing of great empires. The Wars continued until Guthix banished the Gods from the mortal plane with the Edicts of Guthix, ensuring they could not take direct action in mortal affairs.
As of the current age of Gielinor, Saradomin and Zamorak are widely worshipped by many–chiefly humans–with Saradomin having by far the largest organised religion. Worship of Seren predominates among the isolationist Elves, and is thus mostly unknown to humans.
With the rediscovery of the God Wars Dungeon deep in the wilderness, worship of Bandos and Armadyl is once again taking root in human kingdoms, albeit at a very slow rate. The only known organised following of Armadyl in existence are the Guardians of Armadyl, deep in the Temple of Ikov. Bandos worship exists predominately among Goblins, where he is known as the 'Big High War God.'
Worship of Zaros is all but forgotten. Many who still know of him fear to speak his name, leading to the appellation 'The Empty Lord.' Only those who have discovered the long-buried secrets of the ancient city of Senntisten east of Varrock know better, and can effectively use his remaining relics to aid themselves in combat.
|Saradomin||God of Order and Wisdom, God of Shiny Light|
|Guthix||God of Balance|
|Zamorak||God of Chaos and Power, The Scourge, Father of Invention, Lord of Chaos, The Dark Lord, God of Dark Fire|
|Bandos||God of War, Big High War God|
|Armadyl||God of Law and Justice|
|Zaros||God of Control, The Empty Lord, The Great Lord|
|Seren||Goddess of Light, Queen of Harmony|