Mephistopheles in popular culture
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- 1846 - Mephistopheles appears in the "Légende dramatique" entitled The Damnation of Faust (La Damnation de Faust) by Hector Berlioz.
- 1859 - Charles Gounod's Faust
- 1868 - March 5, Milan; Arrigo Boito's opera Mefistofele premieres.
- Mephiskapheles is a New York City-based ska band founded in 1990, with a playfully satanic theme after the fashion of heavy metal music. The band helped define, then transcended, the ska punk genre. Mephiskapheles' music has diverse stylistic influences including reggae, jazz and hardcore punk, and the band has made several national and international tours since 1995.
- Mephisto is mentioned in the song "If You Want A Receipt For That Popular Mystery" sung by Colonel Calverley in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Patience, in the lyric 'Force of Mephisto pronouncing a ban'.[unreliable source?]
- Marilyn Manson has a song entitled "Mephistopheles of Los Angeles", from the album The Pale Emperor (2015).[unreliable source?]
- The Police song Wrapped Around Your Finger, from the album Synchronicity, mentions Mephistopheles in the third verse.
- The Radiohead song "Videotape" from In Rainbows mentions Mephistopheles.
- In the 1981 movie Mephisto, which won an Oscar in 1982 for Best Foreign Film, actor Klaus Maria Brandauer plays a German stage actor whose abiding ambition is to play Mephistopheles on the stage - but in order to achieve it, he "sells his soul" to the Nazi regime and in effect becomes Faust in real life.
- Mephisto (comics) is a character who acts as a possible version of the devil in the Marvel Universe. Among other feats, he is responsible for turning Johnny Blaze into the Ghost Rider, fathers Satana, Daimon Hellstrom and Blackheart, and imprisons the soul of Doctor Doom's mother. More recently, Mephisto played a large part in the One More Day storyline, in which he erased Spider-Man's marriage to Mary Jane Watson in exchange for saving the life of his Aunt May.
- In Goethe's Faust Mephisto is the personified principle of negation, betting with god that he would succeed to make Faust turn away from god.
- In The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett, Mephistopheles is the name of a highly intelligent goat befriended by one of the characters. Mephistopheles is able to count to twenty and use the privy.
- In the fictional works of the Bengali author Narayan Gangopadhyay, a character named Tenida (Bengali টেনিদা) had the catchphrase "De la grande Mephistopheles! Yak yak!" (ডি লা গ্রান্ডি মেফিস্টোফিলিস! য়াক য়াক!)
- "If You Want A Receipt For That Popular Mystery". diamond.boisestate.edu. Retrieved 20 April 2015.