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


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


Blade-Copter · Blade Cycle · Chain Cycle · Chen's Blimp · Chen's Ferry · Clouse's Earth Mech · Condrai Crusher · D.B. Express · Desert Lightning · Destiny's Bounty (2.0 · Black Bounty · Destiny's Shadow) · Destructoid · Dieselnaut · Earth Driller · ElectroMech · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Fire Mech · Garmatron · Golden Mech · Hopper · Hover-Copter · Iron Doom · Jay's Velocity Racer · Jay Walker One · Jungle Raider · Kai Fighter · Kai's Bike · Katana V11 · Katana 4x4 · Lightning Offroader · Lloyd's Velocity Racer · Lunar Rover · Mech-enstein · Mech Jet · Misfortune's Keep · Ninja Nightcrawler · Nya's Bike · Oni Bike · Proto Sam-X · Prototype X-1 · Raid Zeppelin · Rattlecopter · R.E.X. · Rock Cycle · Rock Roader · Roto Jet · Salvage M.E.C. · Samurai Mech · Samurai Mech (Stone Army) · Samurai VXL · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Train · Snowmobile · Sky Shark · Storm Fighter · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Tread Assault · Ultra Sonic Raider · Ultra Stealth Raider · Vermillion Invader · Vermillion Racer · Warrior Bike · Wu's Rickshaw · Wu's Ship · Zane's Bike · Zane's Titan Mech

Other Realms

Chima · Cloud Kingdom · Cursed Realm · Departed Realm · Djinjago · Never-Realm · Realm of Madness · Realm of Oni and Dragons · Underworld

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Locations

Ninjago High School · Ninjago City · Ninjago Island

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Vehicles

Fire Mech · Ice Tank · Lightning Jet · Quake Mech · Water Strider · Green Ninja Mech Dragon


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