Here are a few educational links to the primary research, inspired by this image: http://urd.priv.no/viking/smokkr.html, http://www.darkcompany.ca/beads/beads.php, http://www.medieval-baltic.us/vikbuckle.html,http://medieval-baltic.us/bau-loops.pdf, http://www.scribd.com/doc/135894755/200711v1a-GotlandResearchAndReplica-Copyright-Laura-E-Storey#scribd
Ragnarr Loðbrók, (Ragnar Hairy Breeches") was a legendary Viking ruler and hero described in Old Norse poetry as the scourge of England and Normandy and the father of many renowned sons, including Ivar "The Boneless" and Björn "Ironside" and Sigurd "Snake-in-the-Eye". He married three times;. to shieldmaiden Lagertha, noblewoman Thora Borgarhjört , and Queen Aslaug, daughter of Sigurd the dragon slayer. Ragnar is most likely a composite of several legendary heroes.