Good (or bad) fortune which occurs beyond one’s control, without regard to one’s will, intention, or desired result. There are at least two senses people usually mean when they use the term, the prescriptive sense and the descriptive sense. In the prescriptive sense, luck is the supernatural and deterministic concept that there are forces (e.g. gods or spirits) which prescribe that certain events occur very much the way the laws of physics will prescribe that certain events occur. It is the prescriptive sense that people mean when they state that they “do not believe in luck”. In the descriptive sense, luck is merely a name we give to events after they occur which we find to be fortuitous and perhaps improbable.
(also Mephistophilus, Mephistophilis, Mephostopheles, Mephisto, Mephastophilis and variants) is a demon featured in German folklore. He originally appeared in literature as the demon and tempter in the Faust legend, and has since appeared in other works as a stock character version of the Devil. He is sometimes considered one of the 7 princes of Hell.
1. courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm.
2. jaunty; carefree; sprightly.
1. characterised by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings.
2. desiring to help others; charitable.
3. intended for benefits rather than profit.