Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)

The Demon who acts as agent for Faust's Pact with the Devil, best-known for the speech about the limitlessness of Hell credited to him by Christopher Marlowe. Goethe's icily sarcastic Mephistopheles is less impressive but more widely echoed in modern Faustian fantasies. [BS]

This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.