Reportedly, a man named Mihailo Tolotos passed away at 82 in his secluded home in Greece. He was believed to have been born in 1856 and led a life where he never got to meet any woman in person, but only through books or hearing about them from others. His mother died after giving birth to him, leaving him an orphan and raised solely by men.
Tolotos was adopted by Orthodox Monks at a monastery on Mount Athos in Greece after he became an orphan. He was raised by male monks who followed very strict rules, which included not allowing any women to be a part of their community. The monks at the monastery didn’t allow women to visit or come near them.
According to an alleged Greek law dating back to the 10th century, women and domestic animals such as cows and sheep are prohibited from entering Mount Athos. This law is said to still be in effect today, with the purpose of allowing the monks who reside in isolation at the monastery to fulfill their vow of celibacy and abstain from sexual relations with women or animals.
While it’s possible that Tolotos may have met a woman outside of the monastery during his lifetime, he never actually left Mount Athos for several decades. As such, it appears that he may have never encountered a member of the opposite sex throughout his 82 years of living.
In 1938, Tolotos passed away at the monastery when he was eighty-two years old. It was because he had always stayed committed to his religious faith and never ventured beyond the boundaries of the world he grew up in, and that was within the walls of his house.
Tolotos received a unique burial based on the belief that he had never seen or experienced a woman. He was laid to rest according to the customs of the monks in Mount Athos. It was acknowledged that he was the only man who passed away without any knowledge of the appearance or fragrance of a woman.
Tolotos had not only never seen a woman in his life but also missed out on many modern advancements such as cars, airplanes, and moving pictures. A newspaper article, published at the time of his death, praised the Greek monk’s incredible isolation from the outside world and his ability to live without modern conveniences or female interaction.