|Igbo religion distinguishes between three
types of supernatural beings: God, the spirits, and the ancestors.
Ndigbo believe that there is only one supreme being, who is variously
known in different parts of Igboland as Chukwu, Chineke, Ezechitoke,
Osebuluwa or Obasi di n'elu. Each name privileges certain attributes.
He created the world and sustains it from above, and one of his praise
names is "the one who is known but never fully known." Igbo parents
honor Chukwu by naming their children in praise of his power. Igbo
people, also referred to as the Ibo(e), Ebo(e), Eboans or Heebo (Igbo:
Ndj Igbọ) are an ethnic group living chiefly in southeastern Nigeria.
They speak Igbo, which includes various Igboid languages and dialects;
today, a majority of them speak English alongside Igbo as a result of
British colonialism. Igbo people are one of the largest and most
influential ethnic groups in Nigeria. There is a strong Igbo belief
that the spirits of one's ancestors keep a constant watch over you. The
living show appreciation for the dead and pray to them for future well
being. It is against tribal law to speak badly of a spirit. Those
ancestors who lived well, died in socially approved ways, and were
given correct burial rites, live in one of the worlds of the dead,
which mirror the world of the living. They are periodically
reincarnated among the living and are given the name ndichie – the