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12-11-2009, 12:53 AM
A deal with the Devil, pact with the Devil, or Faustian bargain is a cultural motif widespread wherever belief in the Devil is vividly present[citation needed], most familiar in the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles, but elemental to many Christian folktales. In the Aarne-Thompson typological catalogue, ...it lies in category AT 756B "The devil's contract."