One of the things I have loved learning about in my studies of Celtic mythology is the mystical, magical nature of the Celtic worldview as reflected in their stories. The most ancient of their stories, those of the Tuatha de Danaan, belong to eternity whereas the heroic cycles belongs more to the earth but all of their tales are imbued with magic.
I find the magic of the shapeshifting goddesses to be compelling in many ways. They show the relationship between the human and animal world and the need to understand our animal nature. Horses, seabirds, swans, deer, reindeer, butterflies are a few of the creatures you could meet which might actually be a Celtic Goddess.
Read more about the shapeshifting Goddesses in my most recent post on the Feminism and Religion blog.