The Snake Pit is a good area for players who are not ready to adventure underground but need to gather meat and myst. Be careful though, as getting surrounded by snakes without proper armor can easily get you killed.
Crossroads 31,18 (NE)
Crossroads 15,42 (SW)
Snake Pit 41,8 (NE) Leads back to Crossroads
Snake Pit 6,42 (SW) Leads to an area with a nether leech.
Snake Hazard 25,23 (NW) Leads to the Underworld