I wondered if this was significant for anyone, interested anyone or if they'd thought about it, I've read about it but mainly in the context of superstition and its rejection as associated greatly with fear.
On the other hand it is bound to be important to any conservative inclination in the broadest possible sense of respect for the enduring and organic within society and its often unacknowledge and vital role in individual and social functioning, well being and competence.
I read a little known author once who suggested that all political questions from the time of the Greeks related to the transmission of information, particularly experience from one generation to another, the most successful society being those that could manage this to the greatest effect and its obvious the role that ancestory would play there.
However, on the other hand, I've read compelling or persuasive accounts which suggest that all that really exists is the present, that the past is constructed and invented in the present, with the service of someone or something in the present in mind.
The idea also calls to mind the Orwellian idea that who controls the past, controls the future, who controls the present controls the past. I hope I've got that right, I am trying to recall itand its not perfect, I hope you get the idea