But these kids make for wan enemies, after the Mephistopheles Berezovsky almost too small to pick on.
The characteristics of Faust and Mephistopheles never became fully linked in Verlaine; they only interlaced.
Possibly, like Mephistopheles in Faust, he may retaliate on his adversaries.
Planon,—once Jupiter now Mephistopheles, the extremes meeting in one singer,—excellent.
Corporal Penington was, I believe, as usual, the inspiring Mephistopheles of the affair.
This pastime so pleased Faustus, that he gave Mephistopheles the will that he had made, and kept a copy of it in his own hands.
"My dear fellow, I am not Mephistopheles," laughed the narrow-eyed doctor.
He was by turns everything that was bad, dangerous, and absurd, from Mephistopheles to a madman.
Mephistopheles himself is the most interesting of all Devils.
Then a sickening suspicion crept over him; he communicated it by a look to Mephistopheles.
1590s, the evil spirit to whom Faust sold his soul in the German legend, from German (1587), of unknown origin. According to the speculation of eminent Göthe scholar K.J. Schröer (1886) it is a compound of Hebrew mephitz "destroyer" + tophel "liar" (short for tophel sheqer, literally "falsehood plasterer;" cf. Job xiii:4). Klein writes that the names of devils in the Middle Ages "are in most cases derived from Hebrew."