Pharaohs were rulers of the nations (head of state), directors of armies and decided how much tax would be charged to the workers.
Please don't tax us too much!
Hello, my people of Egypt, I am your Pharaoh Djoser, ruler of this nation and your religious leader.
You are safe from enemies, under my rule.
hmmmmm. He seems good!
Oh yes the Nile River has been flooding lately, our Pharaoh must have spoken to the Gods.
The Pharaoh would also make the Gods happy and they would flood the river to create good harvests. He would be in control of the trade in and out of Egypt.
Go in peace people, I will see you at the temple for our Blessing of our Harvests.
I too could be a pharaoh (if only I had royal blood).
The Pharaoh would be the supreme religious leader. Anyone who didn't take part in the religious ceremonies would face serious consequences. If the Pharaoh did not perform duties it would be seriously taken. Pharaohs were responsible for payment and building of all structures.
I am so grateful for the beautiful temples he built.
Anyone who does not follow their religious duties will be banished for life.
Anything the Pharaoh said would be law and he was responsible for keeping order, if this was not followed there would be big consequences. The Ancient Egyptians put a big emphasis on the Afterlife.
Thank you, my lord.
Keep working! If you keep serving me like you are, you will enjoy your time in the afterlife.
Maybe I should prepare his tomb.
Pharaohs were buried in elaborate tombs with their most expensive possessions so they would be wealthy in the afterlife.
Dearest wife, after a big day of work, I am not feeling so good.
If the Pharaoh became ill the spouse of the Pharaoh could act as ruler until the Pharaoh became better or if the Pharaoh's child was too young to rule the queen mother could act as ruler.
Yay, a female for once!
I will be replacing my beloved husband for the day, as he is feeling unwell.