The Map of Dens is a map of Ninjago that shows the locations of the five Serpentine tombs. It overlays the image of a snake (the Ninjago symbol for "serpent") over Ninjago, with small pictures and a red snake's eye marking each of the tombs along the curves of the snake's body.



The Map of Dens was originally hidden in the icy Hypnobrai Tomb. When Lloyd was imprisoned during Skales and Slithraa's Slither Pit fight, he spotted the rolled-up map poking out of a crack in the ice. After much struggle, Lloyd managed to snatch the map and put it in his pocket before a nearby Hypnobrai Soldier saw him taking it.

When Skales became the new General and banished Lloyd from the tomb, the would-be evil overlord took the map with him. The map briefly led him into the Sea of Sand, where he saw the Ninja boarding the Destiny's Bounty. After glaring at his foes, Lloyd left to find the remaining Serpentine Tombs and left to plot revenge on both the Ninja and the Hypnobrai.


Deciding that the best way to beat a Serpentine tribe was to use another Serpentine tribe, Lloyd used the Map of Dens to seek out the Fangpyre's tomb. After following the map to an eerie graveyard, he found the tomb beneath a gnarled tree and opened it, releasing the Fangpyre and gaining their allegiance.

Never Trust a Snake

When the Fangpyre betrayed Lloyd and allied with the Hypnobrai (due to Skales being an old friend of General Fangtom), Lloyd fled to locate another Serpentine tomb. Remembering Skales' mention of the Anacondrai being the most fearsome and powerful tribe, Lloyd followed the Map of Dens back to the Sea of Sand, where he opened the Anacondrai Tomb. Pythor, the last living occupant of the tomb, agrees to become Lloyd's loyal and devoted henchman, while secretly plotting to steal the Map of Dens for himself.

During the Ninja's pursuit of Lloyd and Pythor at Darkley's Boarding School for Bad Boys, the villains end up cornered on the roof. Pythor takes the opportunity to snatch the map from Lloyd, mocking his naivety before turning invisible and making his escape.

Can of Worms

Pythor used the map to locate the remaining tombs in his quest to unite the Serpentine and unleash the Great Devourer. Nya eventually caught on to the connection between the location of the dens and the Ninjago symbol for "serpent," allowing the ninja to find the tombs as well—however, they were too late to stop Pythor from awakening the Constrictai and Venomari tribes.


  • The Map of Dens was last seen in "Can of Worms," as its purpose was fulfilled. However, the parchment Pythor used to create the map to the Fangblades in "Tick Tock" may have been the back side of the Map of Dens.


Landmarks, Vehicles, and more


Ignacia · Mountains of Impossible Height · Caves of Despair · Floating Ruins · Frozen Wasteland · Ice Fortress · Forest of Tranquility · Fire Temple · Ninjago Sky · Jamanakai Village · Wildwood Forest · The Lost City of Ouroboros · The Toxic Bogs · Torchfire Mountain · Desert Pyramid · Ninjago City · Mountain of a Million Steps · Birchwood Forest · Hypnobrai Tomb · Fangpyre Tomb · Anacondrai Tomb · Constrictai Tomb · Venomari Tomb · Sea of Sand · Mountain of Madness · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Spirit Coves · Golden Peaks · Crashcourse Canyon · Glacier Barrens · Stone Army Tomb · The Dark Island · Samurai X Cave · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Blackwood Forest · Chen's Island · Chen's Camp · Echo Canyons · Corridor of Elders · Spinjago · Stiix · Haunted Hill · Wailing Alps · Vermillion Swamps · Boiling Sea · Ninjago Island · Endless Sea · Chrono Crater (Non-canon)


Four Weapons Blacksmith · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Lord Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Lloyd's Treehouse Fortress · Master Wu's Academy · Kiddie Arcade · Buddy's Pizza · Wong's Costume · Hidden Workshop · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Concert Hall · The Serpentine's Underground Fortress · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Ninjago Museum of History · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Temple of Light · Borg Tower · Wind Farms Power Station · Ninjago City Aquarium · Temple of Fortitude · Yang Tavern · Chen's Palace · Kryptarium Prison · Biker Tavern · Steep Wisdom · Ancient Library of Domu · Temple of Airjitzu · Hanging Temple · Borg Store · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Hono Mizu · Oni Temple · Temple of Resurrection · Dareth's Apartment · Royal Palace · Laughy's

Other Realms

Chima · Cloud Kingdom · Cursed Realm · Departed Realm · Djinjago · Realm of Madness · Realm of Oni and Dragons · Underworld


Destiny's Bounty (The Black Bounty · 2.0 · Destiny's Shadow) · Serpentine Bus· Serpentine Train · Ultra Sonic Raider · Samurai Mech · Samurai Mech (Stone Army) · Fire Mech · Earth Driller · Warrior Bike · Garmatron · Wu's Rickshaw · Wu's Ship · Golden Mech · Kai Fighter · Hover-Copter · Lightning Offroader · Destructoid · Proto Sam-X · X-1 Prototype · Chen's Ferry · D.B. Express · Condrai Crusher · Jungle Raider · Blade-Copter · Chen's Blimp · ElectroMech · Clouse's Earth Mech · Roto Jet · R.E.X. · Salvage M.E.C. · Chain Cycle · Mech-enstein · Titan Mech · Nya's Bike · Kai's Bike · Misfortune's Keep · Vermillion Racer · Raid Zeppelin · Sky Shark · Ultra Stealth Raider · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Rock Roader · Oni Bike · Zane's Bike · Desert Lightning · Samurai VXL · Iron Doom · Vermillion Invader · Ninja Nightcrawler · Dieselnaut · Katana V11

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Locations

Ninjago Island · Ninjago City · Ninjago High School

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Vehicles

Fire Mech · Water Strider · Lightning Jet · Quake Mech · Ice Tank


Imagination · Blade Cup · Shrinking Pill · Illuma-Swords · Lantern · Medallion · Minidroid Chess · Infovision · Map of the Golden Weapons · Map of Dens · Violet Berry Soup · Starfarer · Celestial Clock · Helmet of Shadows · Obsidian Glaive · Blind Man's Eye · Realm Crystal · Temporal Vortex · Cliff Gordon's Guide to Wooing Women · BorgWatch · Dapper Dan · Oni Masks (Vengeance · Deception · Hatred) · Dragon Armor (Helmet · Chestplate · Shield · Dragonbone Blade)