Marimbo is the ancient and cheeky matron goddess of monkeys. At some point, she went to Ape Atoll in search of followers. There she found monkeys; she may or may not have granted them their intelligence. Marimbo decided to stay on Ape Atoll, and the monkeys there still worship her to this day. Once the Edicts of Guthix were established, Marimbo was forced to leave Gielinor and, according to Mod Osborne, because Marimbo is a light-hearted character she partied once the Third Age ended and the Edicts were introduced. This contrasts with the other gods, who were not happy to leave.
The town Marim, on the island of Ape Atoll, is named after her and her only known place of worship is the temple there. Large statues of Marimbo sit inside the Temple of Marimbo on Ape Atoll. Players may see them next to the altar on the first floor of the building. The statues depict her as a giant gorilla. Her symbol is a triangle (or diamond) which points downwards, with a vertical spike hanging from the bottom point.
- In a Twitch live stream with Mod Osborne, it was confirmed that the Pest Control Islands once belonged to Marimbo before they were taken over by the pests.
- Before the Missing, Presumed Death quest, Marimbo was widely regarded as a male god, and in game sources were contradictory on the subject (although it seemed to favour that Marimbo was male). Sometime before Missing, Presumed Death, Marimbo's gender was decided by Jagex as being female, due to the noticible lack of female Gods in Gielinor.
- Judging by the presence of a podium displaying Marimbo's symbol at the Empyrean Citadel in Missing, Presumed Death, she had received an invitation to Sliske's Ascension. However, Marimbo was more concerned with hosting her own welcome back party, and so did not attend.
- The original version of Marimbo's symbol had a diamond at the top of it as opposed to a triangle, but this was changed to differentiate it from Seren's symbol. The old version of the symbol can still be seen on the clothes and staves of her priests on Ape Atoll.
- ^ Jagex. Official lore livestream with Mod Osborne . Official lore livestream, 21 August 2013.
- ^ a b Jagex. Official lore livestream with Mod Osborne . Official lore livestream, 2 August 2013.
- ^ a b Mod Slayer. "Missing, Presumed Death - FAQ". 18 October 2013. Recent Game Updates Forums.
- ^ Mod Osborne. Mod Osborne's Twitter account (tweet).
† denotes that a god is deceased