I was talking about what they saw, not what they said. As you like to point out endlessly, we do not have as much of their written word to work with, as you would like.
But we can see much of what they saw.
We can see the Demonstrative aspect of large constructs, as they could could.
that is but one example of symbolism. It is an inescapable aspect of Human Nature.
YOU have NO GROUNDS for saying they did not have basic human emotions.