Guthrun (GOO-thrun) is the wife of Yülthn and mother to many of the younger gods. She is primarily concerned with the household and married love. She is often invoked during childbirth and by those wishing to conceive. Among the gods, she has a reputation for being stately and gracious, but never stepping in to change the fate of those she ushers into the world.
This cult focuses on birth and renewal. Followers include ranchers, farmers, and married couples. The propagation of life is a function of fate, and therefore sacred. Followers are taught to pay attention to signs and omens to prepare for the future and what fate has in store for them.
Clergy and Temples
Clerics of Guthrun tend to be simple folk, rooted in the realities of daily life. They act as midvives for the community—for both people and livestock. They often travel the wilderness, seeking out injured and ill animals to heal and to seek out the source of the problem.
Temples are simple, but defensible, affairs, containing collections of scrying instruments, healing supplies, wild animal hospitals, and the like. Visitors find comfort in a warm, dry place to rest.
Certain followers of Guthrun perform daily rituals to gain a special blessing known as an “obedience.” Take an egg and crack it open on a plate. Gaze upon the white and the yolk and try to contemplate its meaning. Gain a +4 sacred bonus to Heal, Handle Animal, Knowledge (nature), and Survival checks.