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  Mephistopheles - LoveToKnow 1911
In the ancient Mesopotamian religion the Intelligence of Jupiter was Marduk, "the lord of light," whose antithesis was accordingly conceived as the lord of darkness.
IA, 4)ws, cpLA77s).2 1 In the Faustbuch of 1587 it is spelt Miphostophiles; by Marlowe Mephistophilis; by Shakespeare (Merry Wives of Windsor, Act i.) Mephostophilus.
It is suggested, then, in the light of modern psychical research, that Mephistopheles, though (as the Faust-books record) invisible to any one else, was visible enough to Faust himself and to Wagner, the famulus who shared his somnambulistic experiences.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Mephistopheles   (461 words)

 Mephistopheles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mephistopheles (also Mephisto, Mephistophilus, Mephist, Murphy, Mephy, Murphy Stoffelis, Mephistophilis, Mephostophiles, Mephostophiel, and Mephisophilus) is a name given to one of the chief demons of Christian mythology that figure in European literary traditions.
Mephistopheles is known throughout Goethe's plays as a "fallen angel" himself, as he clearly states to Faust.
Mephistopheles is the spirit that motorcycle stunt rider Johnny Blaze sells his soul to in Marvel Comics' "Ghost Rider".
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 Faust: Prologue in Heaven - LitWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Mephistopheles' metaphor likens humans to insects; the word "absolute" in line 50 seems to be a jab at the Lord and His creation.
Mephistopheles seems unimpressed with the Heavenly Host, and he seems somewhat put out and bothered from having to be here, like he's a regional manager being badgered by corporate.
Mephistopheles keeps them distracted from their "effort to transcend the insufficiency of all temporal satisfaction, to defeat nonentity, to make still another attempt to relate himself to essential being" (Heller 95).
litmuse.maconstate.edu /litwiki/index.php/Faust:_Prologue_in_Heaven   (1740 words)

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Mephistopheles often commented that it could be worse; they might hold the games in Cleveland, and then Mephistopheles would be like the great and powerful Howard the Duck, stuck in a place with sidewalks that rolled up at ten, and little chance of hunting down the aforementioned hot lycra babes.
Mephistopheles thanked the clerk profusely and made his way to the street out front, where he found to his dismay that there were no circles or arrows on that paved surface to match his map, and that his efforts to find them only annoyed those around him.
Mephistopheles watched for a few moments, and then, spotting a single young man with a clipboard in his hand and a pencil tucked behind his ear that seemed, if not in charge, to be aware of what was happening, he approached.
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 Faust Reading (Study) Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Mephistopheles, who is usually both truthful and wise, warns [Faust] against this enthusiasm for raw experience…." "Goethe himself was a scholar and bureaucrat who greatly valued the learning of the past and aimed at joining the pantheon of classic writers.
And, in refusing to be rescued by Faust and Mephistopheles, Margaret/Gretchen reaffirms the moral authority of her faith, and is liberated by her acceptance of guilt and responsibility.
Mephistopheles is no longer the absolute opponent of God, but is included in the divine framework: he is a necessary force in creation, a gadfly.
web.cocc.edu /cagatucci/classes/eng109/faustsg.htm   (2842 words)

 Faust Study Questions
Mephistopheles, who is usually both truthful and wise, warns him against this enthusiasm for raw experience; and Goethe himself was a scholar and bureaucrat who greatly valued the learning of the past and aimed at joining the pantheon of classic writers.
Mephistopheles sets the tone for their whole relationship by greeting Faust sarcastically, belittling his prowess; but according to the traditions of the conjuring of spirits he is in real danger of being controlled if his intended victim can only identify his name.
Mephistopheles proposes to stand guard, but Faust must be the one to actually help her escape from prison, just as in the duel with her brother Mephistopheles parried while Faust was forced to strike.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~brians/hum_303/faust.html   (7655 words)

 Mephistopheles Official Website
Mephistopheles now needed musicians to be able to play live again, so they recruited Friirr and Ferun, Bassist and Guitarist of "The Prophecy" in late 1997.
Mephistopheles are proud to present a Line-Up consisting of individuals, that only together create the incredible music filled with pure emotions, devastating hate and infinite beauty.
Mephistopheles banned their souls into Death Unveiled, granting the listener a view into their hearts to show new aspects of their emotions and new possibilities to deal with them.
www.mephistopheles666.com /history/index.htm   (686 words)

 Mephistopheles by Antokolsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Mephistopheles is insatiable malice, malice that knows no limits, merciless, reprehensible, and capable of taking root in a sick body with a decaying soul.
Mephistopheles was the concluding piece in a series of works in which Antokolsky appealed to ethical and philosophical problems.
"Mephistopheles", he wrote in 1883, "is something of a finale I send to all." The image of Mephistopheles began to affect those who were already predisposed to the subject.
center.rusmuseum.ru /InetBookNew/antokolsky_proiz_eng.html   (743 words)

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Mephistopheles rolled forward and gripped the cart as tightly as he could as it shot up the mountain and careened around the final curve, shooting him toward the peak at blinding speed.
Mephistopheles tried to hang onto the cart, but as it was whipped around the final curve at the very top of the mountain, the front wheels struck a rock, and he found himself, despite his beliefs on Rozinians and flight, flying headlong through the air.
Mephistopheles and the luge were slowed somewhat by the impact, but not enough to prevent him launching over the break in the ice and careening off the far side of the pond, where he struck a huge mound of snow feet first and caused it to topple, covering Mephistopheles and the luge completely.
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Mephistopheles curses this turn of events and ridicules the church as a devourer of wealth.
Meanwhile, Mephistopheles masquerades as the new court jester of an emperor in deep financial distress that threatens to undo him.
When Mephistopheles warns that Greek soldiers are marching on the castle, Faust sends his own army against them while he and Helen flee to Arcadia, a pastoral region in southern Greece.
www.cummingsstudyguides.net /Faust.html   (3336 words)

 Mephistopheles and Earthquakes
In other lectures I have said that the explanation of the name Mephistopheles is to be found in the Hebrew language, where “Mephiz” is the word used for one who obstructs, who corrupts, and “topel” for one who lies.
The name itself suggests that Mephistopheles is associated with the devil, or the idea of the devil, for the word “topel” is the same as [the German] “Teufel” — devil.
The influence of Ahriman or Mephistopheles can bring it about that in order to attain occult knowledge a man is induced, for example, to undertake certain measures with his physical body.
www.southerncrossreview.org /39/earthquakes.htm   (5897 words)

 Mephistopheles a.k.a. Alex Huffman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Summoned almost over 900 years ago on the Eve of All Hallows (Halloween) by the Lords of the Nine, it is rumored Mephistopheles (Known as Alex to mortal man), is a demon summoned for the bidding of this group.
At a young age, the power of the La Croix-Noir was apparent in him, and the Lords of the Nine released their hold on him, allowing him to reign chaos everywhere and anywhere.
Mephistopheles then became apprentice to the Ancient Necromancer Jacob, where he learned to harvest his ancient powers.
www.expage.com /jralex   (204 words)

 J.W. Goethe
Mephistopheles offers to show Faust his magic, and sings a song which puts Faust to sleep.
Mephistopheles is catering, goes along with it, friendly, cunning/conniving, very convincing, and gets pleasure from tricking people.
Mephistopheles is at first seen as a cold and impenetrable figure.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/r/a/rac226/JohannWolfgangGoethe.htm   (1405 words)

 The Invisible Basilica: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Mephistopheles then assists Faust to seduce a young girl named Margaret, or "Gretchen." Her brother, Valentine, discovers the affair and challenges Faust to a duel, which Faust wins.
Mephistopheles comes to his aid with the invention of paper money, and Faust is charged to conjure up Helen of Troy as an entertainment.
Mephistopheles is distracted by the beauty of the Angels, and the soul of Faust escapes him.
www.hermetic.com /sabazius/goethe.htm   (1228 words)

 The CHUD.COM Message Boards - Mephistopheles
Mephistopheles ("he who loves not the light"), also Mephisto, Mephistophilus, and Mephist, is a name given to one of the chief demons in Western religious traditions.
Mephistopheles entertained his master with all kinds of merry illusions, with music and visions.
Mephistopheles assumed the shape of a winged horse upon which he visited all the countries of our planet.
www.chud.com /forums/printthread.php?t=55235   (1475 words)

 Faust, Part One - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Penguin UK
Mephistopheles is irate because Margareta's mother has given the jewels to a priest.
Mephistopheles tells Martha of the death of her husband and arranges a return with Faust.
Valentine, Margareta's brother, is heavy-hearted with evil rumour of her; he challenges Faust and Mephistopheles, and is treacherously slain in a duel; dying, he curses his sister.
www.penguin.co.uk /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_9780140440126,00.html   (680 words)

Among the temptations offered by Mephistopheles is a young girl by the name of Margaret (Gretchen), whom Faust seduces and abandons, indirectly causing her death and that of the child they conceived together.
In Part II, Faust continues his association with Mephistopheles and, among other adventures, has a love affair with Helen of Troy and fathers a son with her.
Mephistopheles as nihilistic spirit of despair -- an aspect of Faust's own unhappiness and impatience with the limitations of his scholarly pursuits.
fajardo-acosta.com /worldlit/goethe/faust.htm   (1054 words)

 Mephistopheles, Prince of the Deal
Mephistopheles is something like Hell's head accountant; it falls to him and his to count and distribute the Hellbound souls.
Few Lilim are allowed into Mephistopheles' ranks; the Prince of the Deal's trade is in enslavement, and Lilith almost never creates her children for Mephistopheles.
Mephistopheles is trying to claw his way back to power, but has angered many along his initial climb.
www.sjgames.com /in-nomine/articles/INChar/Demons/Prince.Mephistopheles.html   (1106 words)

 Faust Essays - Character of Mephistopheles in Goethe's Faust
Mephistopheles, from the epic poem Faust, by Goethe, is one of the most interesting characters if examined carefully.
Though Mephistopheles was a skeptic when it came to many things such as natural phenomenon of life, he did believe the Lord when he told Mephistopheles that he had power.
Mephistopheles was very smart and creative when it came to luring in his victims of evil.
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 Knightmare6's Comic FAQ - Mephistopheles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The being known as Mephistopheles is one of the Lords of Hell, while not the most powerful demonic being in Hell, he is one of the most active players in the Marvel Universe.
Mephistopheles was created by the cosmic entity, Infiniti, prior to the creation of the known universe.
Mephistopheles has used many aliases and guises over the centuries of his existence.
www.knightmare6.com /faq/cosmic_entities_marvel/mephistopheles.html   (167 words)

 Free Barron's BookNotes for Faust: Parts I and II - The Play-Free Literature Summaries/Booknotes from PinkMonkey.com
Mephistopheles, the Devil, is visiting the Lord, complaining, as usual, about the Lord's creation, man. When the Lord asks him whether he knows Faust, Mephistopheles, saying he does, seizes the opportunity to bet with the Lord that he can lead Faust astray.
Mephistopheles is a servant, both of God and of Faust, and has the soul of a servant, of a person who must obey but resents it and takes every opportunity to assert what domination he can.
All the translators refer to Mephistopheles as the spirit of negation or denial, and the basic meaning of the passage is the same in each translation, but the images of the Devil as a "rogue" and as a "joker" are very different.
www.pinkmonkey.com /booknotes/barrons/faust122.asp   (6893 words)

 Plot Synopsis of Goethe's Faust I and II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Mephistopheles and the lovesick Faust enter Gretchen's room and deposit some beautiful jewellery there, which Gretchen finds on her return and admires very much.
Mephistopheles, plotting to provide Faust with an opportunity to meet Gretchen, enters and tells Martha that he was with her husband when he died on a journey in Italy.
Mephistopheles enters and draggs the guilt-ridden Faust away, telling him that Gretchen is doomed anyway, but a voice from above announces her salvation.
www.ucalgary.ca /~esleben/faust/goethe/synopsis.html   (2434 words)

 Essay: Discuss the role of Mephistopheles - How much of a role does he play in Faustus' damnation? How does Marlowe ...
Though Faustus is undoubtedly the main and most important character, he is closely followed by Mephistopheles.
The name 'Mephistopheles' is originally from the Hebrew language, derived from the two words 'mephiz', meaning 'destroyer', and 'tophel', meaning liar.
Mephistopheles is a fallen archangel, much like Lucifer himself.
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 Mephistopheles (Arch-Devil)
His main aim is to wrest the seventh plane from Baalzebul and with the strength gained, challenge Asmodeus for the overlordship of the hells.
The eighth plane is a plane of frozen marshes and steaming slime pits.
Mephistopheles attacks using his fear gaze, followed by his spells and spell-like abilities.
www.enworld.org /cc/converted/outsider/devil/mephistopheles.htm   (534 words)

 MEPHISTOPHELES - Online Information article about MEPHISTOPHELES
Haupt, generally taken to be in origin connected with Lat.
idea of Mephistopheles in Faust's mind is thus clear.
Mephistopheles, then (or rather Mephostophiles, as the Faust-books spell the name) is " he who does not love light" (Gr.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /MEC_MIC/MEPHISTOPHELES.html   (1150 words)

 Mephistopheles and Earthquakes
In lectures on Goethe I have also indicated what spiritual vistas are revealed in the scene of the “Passage to the Mothers”, where Mephistopheles holds in his hand the key giving access to the dark, nether region where the Mothers dwell.
The name itself suggests that Mephistopheles is associated with the devil, or the idea of the devil, for the word “topel” is the same as “Teufel” — devil.
And while many different names were adopted — as for example, “Mephistopheles” among the Hebrew people — in Europe the figure of Ahriman became the “Devil”; in his various forms.
wn.rsarchive.org /Lectures/DeedChrist/19090101p01.html   (5968 words)

 Mephistopheles - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Tragedy Of Faust: Faust And Mephistopheles - A Student
Tragedy Of Faust: The Neighbour's House - Martha, Margaret And Mephistopheles
Tragedy Of Faust: Forest And Cavern - Faust And Mephistopheles
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