Paramata (Prince) Bantogen is the mythical hero of the Meranaws of Lanao, Philippines. He is the younger brother of Prince Madali. Bantogen was a great warrior and because of his bravery, no one dared attack the magnanimous Empire of Magalinday Bembaran. He travels through boundless spaces above lands and seas, with his glistening Kampilan (sword) and gleaming shield. He plunges into countless combats and vanquishes his enemies. His spectacular feats suspend all that is natural and believable; the limits of credibility dissolve before his presence as do all barriers, fetters, chasms and fronts thrown up in his way. His exploits, an outrage on the imagination. are the more spellbinding and unforgettable for being such.