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.
Mephistopheles himself is the most interesting of all Devils.
Planon,—once Jupiter now Mephistopheles, the extremes meeting in one singer,—excellent.
There is only one Mephistopheles; but he is protean in shape.
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.
Possibly, like Mephistopheles in Faust, he may retaliate on his adversaries.
He was by turns everything that was bad, dangerous, and absurd, from Mephistopheles to a madman.
Corporal Penington was, I believe, as usual, the inspiring Mephistopheles of the affair.
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."