Faustian Bargain

A deal with the Devil or pact with the Devil is a cultural motif, best exemplified by the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles, but elemental to many Christian folktales. The "Bargain with the devil" constitutes motif number M210 and "Man sells soul to devil" motif number M211 in Stith Thompson's Motif-Index of Folk-Literature. According to traditional Christian belief in witchcraft, the pact is between a person and Satan or a demon. The person offers his or her soul in exchange for diabolical favours. Those favours vary by the tale, but tend to include youth, knowledge, wealth, or power.
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  • Facebook offers publishers a Faustian bargain

    … revenue — would seem a surefire way to reverse the trend. But it also seems a Faustian bargain; publishers may see their mobile ad revenues increase at first, but there are concerns about what happens if (or when) Facebook decides its interests are no longer aligned with publishers’. “I’m not sure they’re really aligned now,” John Herrman, co…

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