I am in the midst of creating a fantasy subrace of winged elves. The history of the race in brief is that during a great war with the dragons, one elf riding a gryphon was struk down by a dragon. As she lay bleeding, her blood and the blood of her gryphon mixed. When that happened, the elves believed that the Gods blessed her, as she sprouted giant wings and slew the dragon.
She was the first winged elf, and all winged elves trace their roots to her. In honour of the slain gryphon, the elves started to raise their young ones with newlyborn gryphons/hyppogriffs etc. They are brought up together as brothers and they learn from each other. It is easy to see what the elf can learn from the beast (how to hunt, fly etc..), but can I have your thoughts on what the beast can learn from the elf?
Edit: imagine the beasts to be a cross between an eagle and a lion. Proud hunters. The beasts have been brought up near the elven settlements since birth. While they are not domesticated per se, they regard the elven people as they are kin
they are highly intelligent beasts. In their own way, they are capable of recognising events, drawing their own conclusions and acting in the best interest of the community (altruist). However, they do not use complex tools (their anatomy does not allow it). They are massive lumbering creatures on which humanoids can ride upon. But that never happens, as having someone ride you is considered slavery to that person by the beasts. They can not speak, but can understand in a very rudimentary way the intent of the conversation