Traditional Igbo religion revolved around the worship of many deities. There was the Creator God named Chukwu Oracles were seen to interpret the will and actions of the Creator God. . There were also many other deities and spirits. The most important were the ancestors. The ancestors played the largest role in the everyday life of the Igbo. Igbo people believed that their ancestors protected them and had control over the rain, the harvest, their health, and the birth of children. The Igbo made shrines called Mbari to honor the Earth Spirit. There were also other shrines that contained wooden idols that represented the ancestors and other spirits. The arrival of Christianity to Nigeria marked the end of traditional Igbo religion. The Igbo were very accepting of Christianity and therefore abandoned their traditional religion. Christian missionaries condemned traditional Igbo religion as idol worship and sought to exterminate it.